Senaikilangu/Elephant Yam Fry -Vegan Thursday

Senaikilangu fry is one my family's favorite and I make it very often and pair up with a simple rasam or sambar.Here in U.S fresh yam is rarely available and it will be very expensive so I make it with the frozen one.This yam makes a itchy feel in the tongue so to reduce that one soak the chopped yam in tamarind water or add little bit of tamarind paste and fry.Now on to the recipe.................


Red chilly powder2tsp
Tamarind/puli paste1/4tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4tsp
Fennel seeds/sombu1/2tsp
Gram flour/kadalamaavu 2tsp


Pound the garlic and fennel seeds in a mortar and set it aside.
Take the chopped yam in a bowl,to this add the chilly powder,turmeric powder,salt and tamarind paste.Mix it well.

Heat the pan with a tbs of oil,once it becomes hot add the pound garlic and fennel then add the curry leaves.Add the yam to this and fry it for a minute.

Sprinkle some water and cook it covered in a medium flame till the vegetable is cooked.Now add 2 tsp of oil and gram flour,keep it in low flame fry it till the vegetable becomes crisp.

Serve it with rice,sambar,rasam or curd.


  • Fry it in a slow to medium flame to get crispy.
  • If you are using fresh yam put the chopped yam in a boiling water for a minute or two with a piece of tamarind and pinch of salt,then drain it.
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Do Check my friends recipes who participating in  Vegan Thursday.

1) Sangee
2) Manjula
3) Vardhini 
4) Viji
5) Divya
6) Priya


Love yam.. But it has been ages since I last had it.. Looks delicious and perfectly made..

looks really nice & great clicks...

New dish with senai kizhangu...tempting clicks!

Tempting me much... well goes with keerai or simple sambar !

Super delicious fry Nalini, just wish to finish that bowl rite now.

tempting clicks,looks so irresistible.

very neat and clear presentation nalini.. perfect recipe for vegan thursday :)

yummy and well made roast...too perfect

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