When I was wondering what to make for evening snack on a rainy day, this cutlet flashed my mind and everyone at home loved it. This Yam cutlet and adhrak chai ( Ginger tea ) is a excellent combo :-)))) I have used Elephant foot yam ( Senai Kizhangu in tamil or suran in hindi ) in this recipe. To make it healthy I have toasted in tawa instead of deep frying. More over there is no onion no garlic in this recipe. Just simple ingredients but tastes delicious.
Elephant Foot Yam - 250 Grams
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Roasted bengal gram - 1/4 cup
Fennel seeds powder - 1 Teaspoon
Dry red chilli - 2 Nos.
Green chili - 1 Nos.
Cloves - 2 Nos.
Cinnamon stick - 2’’ long
Coriander leaves - 1 Table Spoon
Mint Leaves - 1 Table Spoon
Salt to taste
Cube the yam in to chunks add enough water,turmeric powder and salt and cook for a whistle and simmer for 5 mnts.
Drain the water. Allow it to cool. Mash well and keep it aside.
Mean while, grind roasted bengal gram, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds powder, dry chili to a fine powder.
In a mixing bowl add mashed yam, ground powder, finely chopped green chili, coriander & mint leaves, salt and mix well together add little water to make the mixture a dough consistency.
Grease oil in your palm or you can take a round bottle cap grease it well with oil, take a lemon size dough and press well inside the bottle cap , gently tap, repeat for the entire dough. Once all are ready heat a flat tawa drizzle oil and toast these cutlets until both the sides turn golden brown in color. Always mind to keep the flame in medium. Delicious healthy cutlets are ready to eat with mint chutney and tomato ketchup.
Elephant foot yam has got lot of medicinal benefits. To list a few..
- Yam is considered to be a healthy low-fat food so it can be consumed without any fear of weight gain.
- It has cooling effect on the body
- Rich source of essential fatty acids.
- Low GI ( glycemic index )