Chena Mezhukkupuratti/ Yam Stir Fry


300 gms (2 cups) yam/ chena, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup shallots, sliced
1 tsp crushed red chillies
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
coconut oil


  1. Cook yam/ chena with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt adding water. Do not over cook. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add sliced shallots and saute well.
  4. Add dry red chillies, curry leaves, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, crushed red chillies, pepper powder and salt and saute well.
  5. Then add cooked chena and mix well for 2-3 minutes. Add 1 tsp coconut oil and mix well.
  6. Remove from flame and serve with rice…….


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