Yam cooked in spicy tamarind sauce.

Yam cooked in spicy tamarind sauce.

A traditional south Indian Gravy made with Yam.

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Yam cooked in spicy Tamarind sauce / Karunai kilangu pulikulambu:

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Ingredients:

  • Yam  – ½ kg
  • Shallots/Small onion – 15 to 20 nos
  • Tomatoes – 1 no
  • Garlic – 5 Cloves
  • Chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt
  • Tamarind pulp – 2 tbsp
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Urad dhall – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a strand

Preparation:

  • Boil the yam – Cut them into small pieces and boil them in a heavy bottomed pan. When they are done, peel the skin. Keep aside.
  • Chop Shallots and tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Uraddhall, curry leaves. Fry till it splutters.
  • Put shallots, fry till it turns  golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and fry till it gets tender. Add  Chilli powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric powder. Fry it for a minute.
  • Add boiled Yam to it. Fry for 5 mins.
  • Add little water and then the tamarind paste. Sprinkle Asafoetida and cover with lid.
  • Wait till it boils and thickens.

Serve hot with rice and papads.

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