Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yam Masiyal


Yam – one big piece

Tamarind juice/lime juice – 1 tablespoon

Sambar powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Coconut gratings – 1 tbsp

Oil – 1 tablespoon

tur dal-1/2 cup

Mustard – ½ teaspoon

Curry leaves – few

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Green chilli-2


Wash the yams well in water so that all the mud is washed away and remove the skin from yam. Cut it into small pieces.

Pressure cook the yams & tur dal for 4 whistles or 10 minutes

When it is cool, open the cooker, drain the excess water and using a thick spoon mash it nicely.

Heat the oil in a tawa(skillet) and add mustard seeds,fennel seeds and curry leaves When they splutter add chillies and saute well.

When they get fried up add the mashed yam To the mashed yam, add tamarind juice, sambhar powder, turmeric powder, salt and little water and cook it on medium flame.

Now pour the tamarind paste or add lime juice and stir well . . Keep on sautéing for 20 minutes in a medium flame until the yam starts getting roasted at the bottom of the tawa.

Grind the coconut gratings coarsely &fry till brown and add to the masiyal.

Season it with mustard, and curry leaves and coconut andTransfer to a serving dish.

Serve with plain rice &curd rice.