Smashed Yam (Karunai Kizhangu) Curry

In Tamil "Karunai" means "Kindness" . Its not stopped just in name. It is very healthy for human. It gives kindness to cure many diseases. We would have seen just deep fry or dry recipe using this Yam. For the difference we will make Curry. Tamarind is must with Yam since yam will make the tongue itchy. Adding tamarind will avoid. Let's see how to make.


Yam - 7 small
Shallot onion- 10 to 15
Tomato - 1
Red chilli - 3
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - ¼ tsp
Oil for seasonings
Salt for taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Wash Yam and boil it. Do not over cook either half cooked. It should be 80 to 90% cooked. Then cool down and peal off the skin.

Mushy cooked yam like the snap.
Take tamarind extract and add to the yam and cook for two minutes. Then cool down. This process make sure the tamarind combined with Yam.
Now add two tablespoon of oil in a pan and heat. Once oil hot add red chilli and asafoetida and fry it.
Then add chopped tomato and cut onion and stir it for a minutes until it gets translucent.
Add salt as per your preference.
Now add redchilli powder and turmeric powder and stir it. Once tomato gets mushy, add the yam, tamarind mix and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Keep stir occasionally to avoid lumps.

Garnish with coriander leaves.
Now the mouth watering smashed yam curry is ready to serve.
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