Yam is one veggie which itches your hand when you touch it or cut it but the medicinal value it has got is just astounding.This is the first time I prepared this dish and I loved it.Mom makes this often and I learnt the recipe from her.I so much hesitated to cook because of its itchy nature but after knowing medicinal value there is no turn back.
|Yam(medium size)||6 to 8|
|oil||as required for seasoning|
|mustard seeds||1 tsp|
|urad dal||1 tsp|
|Green chilies(finely chopped)||as per your savoury level|
|Curry leaves||a sprig|
|Water||1/4 cup + required water for boiling yam|
1.Wash the yam well.cut it into medium sized pieces.Add water to the yam and pressure cook it for 5 whistles.
2.Cool the yam.peel the skin and smash it well to avoid any lumps and add 1/4 cup water and make a semi solid paste.
3.In an another wok add oil and wait till it gets heated.Add mustard seeds allow it to splutter and then add urad dal and allow it to fry for golden color.Then add finely chopped green chilies,curry leaves,turmeric powder,salt and asafetida and let it fry for 2 minutes.
4.Add the smashed yam paste to the seasoning and allow it to cook for 1 or 2 minutes till all the water in the yam gets observed.remove the yam smash from stove.
5.Squeeze juice from lemon and add this juice to the yam smash and mix well.yummy delicious yam smash curry will be ready.
1.I have heard from my relatives preparing yam with tamarind and samabhar powder.I will try that method as well and post that recipe sometime :)
2.Please add chopped ginger while temperng which gives a very nice taste.