Yam Fry Recipe / Kalyana Veetu Senai Curry is also called as Kalyana Veetu Senai Kizhangu as it takes a special place in Weddings in Tamilnadu. This yam curry is a perfect pair with Okra Sambar, Tomato Kuzhambu and Sambar Sadham.
First, measure and keep all the ingredients ready. Remove the skin of the yam and slice it into cubes. Then, rinse the yam thoroughly, until the water runs clear and ensure there is no mud. Also, slice the bread into cubes. (watch my Youtube video for easy understanding).
Chop the onion and tomato finely. Roll boil water in a pan, then add the chopped yam and little salt.
Now, add the turmeric powder and cook the yam (parboil only) not mushy. Drain the water from the yam.
Heat oil in a pan, add the yam in batches and fry it till crispy. In the same oil, fry the bread pieces.
Drain both the fried yam and bread pieces in a kitchen towel. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, then add the ingredients listed in the table 'To Temper'. Once nice smell wafts, add the onion and saute till translucent. Then add the ginger-garlic paste.
Now, add the tomato and saute till mushy. Then, add the fried yam and turmeric powder.
Add the chilli powder and required salt. Mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes. In a mixer, add the grated coconut, fennel seeds and grind it till smooth by pouring 1/2 cup of water.
Pour the ground coconut paste and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes, till the yam and coconut paste, blends well.
Finally, add the fried bread pieces and sprinkle the coriander leaves.Try this Yam Curry with hot rice and mixed vegetable sambar.
Tips for Yam Fry Recipe
1. Don't use fresh yam (aged one) as it has more itching property. 2. When slicing yam, grease your hands with oil or lemon juice. This method helps to avoid itching and your hands wont get stained. 3. Always keep the sliced yam in water until use to avoid de-colouration. 4. Don't overcook the yam and make it mushy, it should be parboiled only. 5. Frying the yam in oil gives a hotel taste to the Yam Fry Recipe and reduces the itching sense too. 6. Adjust chilli powder as per spice level required for this Yam Curry. 7. Addition of fried bread pieces lends a nice taste to the Senai Kilangu Varuval. But add it last only, else it disintegrates while mixing.