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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Senai Kizhangu Curry-Elephant foot yam curry

This is another simple curry which is a good accompaniment with rice.I love anything prepared with senai kizhangu and this is one of my favorite curry. Proper care should be taken while cutting this vegetable as some may have itching sensation. Wear disposable gloves or grease your hand with oil before cutting this vegetable. Today let us learn how to make Elephant foot yam curry following this easy recipe.

Senai Kizhangu Curry

How to prepare Elephant foot yam curry/ Senai Kizhangu Roast

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves - 2

Ingredients needed 

Elephant foot yam - 3 cups chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp ( I used homemade chilli powder, if using store bought, use less)

For the seasoning 
Oil - 3-4 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Curry leaves - few


Peel the skin and chop elephant foot yam into cubes.Then wash it well under running water.

Senai Kizhangu-Elephant foot yam

Boil little water, add the chopped vegetable, salt, turmeric powder and cook till half done.Then drain the water and keep it aside. (See picture below. )

 How to make Elephant foot yam curry


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and the half cooked senai kizhangu.

Add required salt and chilli powder.Cook covered in low flames till well roasted.

Variation - 

If you want your curry to be crispy - then add the senai kizhangu directly in the oil without cooking it.

In that case, it will consume more oil and you will have to chop it into still smaller pieces.  

Check out Kerala style Kootu curry with elephant foot yam and plantain.


  1. I am totally loving all the little vegetable craft u are doing..

  2. WOw wat a cute presentation..Curry looks delicious,simply love it.

  3. The curry is my fav...luv fish from senai....

  4. The vegetable that I miss most from India is Senai. I love it and demand dishes made out of them the minute I land in India. I love anything made with them. I however manage with the frozen ones from the freezer section here, nothing like the fresh ones. I am enjoying looking at the ugly looking senai photo. thank you.

  5. simple,mild and delicious curry .loved the fish carved from yam :)

  6. Yummy looking preparation. Wonderful preparation.

  7. my lil' one loves it
    cute presentation padhu :)

  8. it is much tastier if we use an iron pan for cooking.. i hav tried it as its my moms signature dish

  9. my fav. stir fry.....lovely presentation...

  10. I love this one served on weddings. nicely done

  11. its my fav my mom made this with coconut,mustard seed etc.i loved it.ur clicks r awesome.l love the cute fishy

  12. Wow my favourite... But it's been long time that I had this... U reminded me again to cook it...

  13. love this a lot ...loved the cute fish ..


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