Monday, November 7, 2011

Yam smash curry/Karnakizhangu masiyal


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
Salt as required
lemon(small size) 1
oil as required for seasoning
turmeric a pinch
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
asafetida a pinch


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.

1 comment:

  1. Looks nice Annapoorani. My MIL makes in different way but I like your way too.