Of Flavours & Tastes…

Chena Porichathu | Yam Fry

This is something we used to prepare at home when we had abundant supply of yam in our own yard.Mostly to satisfy the teatime cravings.Just imagine,how cheerful one can be ,especially as child to enjoy this with hot steaming tea ..


1.5 cups yam,cleaned and cut into thin slices (similar to fish)
3/4 tsp tamarind paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder
3/4 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt,water,oil as required


Marinate the sliced yam with turmeric powder,1 tbsp chilly powder,tamarind and salt.Keep for 10 minutes and cook adding 1/2 cup water.You may pressure cook as well.In either case,the slices should be intact and just cooked.Drain the excess water and cool the yam.Meanwhile prepare a masala of 1 tbsp chilly powder,cumin powder,garam masala powder and little salt.Add little water to make it a wet masala. Coat the yam slices in this paste and keep.Heat oil in a tawa and shallow fry both sides.Enjoy with rice or just as a snack !


9 comments on “Chena Porichathu | Yam Fry

  1. Nandita Pai Shirali
    July 29, 2013

    Now that looks delicious!! Its been ages since I ate yam… and this recipe seems to be telling me to try it out soon 🙂 Will do!


  2. Mélange
    July 29, 2013

    That's real fast Nandita..thanks !


  3. Sona S
    July 29, 2013

    Chena porichathu looks very delicious and inviting.


  4. Rafeeda AR
    July 29, 2013

    umma always fries chena with the remaining masala of fish, it reminds me of that… looks really yumm…


  5. Wer SAHM
    July 29, 2013

    delicious clicks….


  6. PT
    July 29, 2013

    i dont cumin and garam masala here.. will try ur version too..


  7. Chitz
    July 29, 2013

    Eve tea?? That's a great idea.. Have to try on.. But we used to have it with rasam of sambar rice, though I can munch on it by itself without anything else 🙂


  8. aasamsakal..


  9. Suja Manoj
    August 5, 2013

    Spicy and yummy fry,never tried this before,bookmarked.


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This entry was posted on July 29, 2013 by in kerala food, Snacks, Veg dry.


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