Monday, October 19, 2015

Chena/ Yam Podithuval

Chena/ Yam Podithuval

Chena podithuval is a quick and easy yam stir fry recipe. Serve this as a side dish for rice. You can use other vegetables like potatoes or chembu/taro for this recipe.

Chena- 3 cups cubed
Shallots- 4-5
Curry leaves
green chilly- 1
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Tamarind pulp- 2-3 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Coconut oil- 3 tsp

To roast and grind
Urad dal- 2 tsp
Raw rice- 2 tsp
Dry red chilly-3
Hing/ asafoetida powder- a pinch
Fenugreek seeds- a pinch

In a pan add the cubed yam/chena, tamarind pulp,green chilly, turmeric powder, salt, 1/4 cup of water and one tsp of oil. Cook this till the vegetable is soft.

Dry roast, urad dal, rice, dry red chilly, fenugreek seeds and few curry leaves. When is light brown mix in the hing. Allow this to cool down a bit and then make a fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add sliced shallots and curry leaves abd saute this golden brown. Add the cooked vegetables and the roasted powder and mix well. Stir fry for one or two minutes. Serve with rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. the flavors,perfect as a side dish for rice dear..will try!

  2. I love chena and this stir fry looks really delicious with so many flavors... I have lost count of bookmarks on your blog... :)

  3. This looks like a delicious side dish.. Very inviting!


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