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Elephant Yam Pitlai Recipe

Elephant Yam Pitlai is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Category :
vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1/2 kg - Elephant Yam skinned and cubed
  • 1 cup- Toor Dal cooked with Turmeric powder and salt
  • 1 tbsp- Tamarind paste diluted with 1 cup water
  • Roast, cool and grind to a paste the following with a little water:
  • 3 -dry red whole chilli
  • 1 tbsp- Dhania
  • 1 tsp -channa dal
  • 1 tsp -urad dal
  • 1 tsp - Methi seeds
  • 1 pinch -hing
  • Curry leaves
  • How to Make Elephant Yam Pitlai:

    1. Boil the elephant yam pieces in water with salt till just done, drain and keep aside.
    2. In a heavy bottomed pan add a little oil and season with mustard and add the suran pieces and fry for a while.
    3. Now add the tamarind water and let it boil properly.
    4. Stir in the masala paste, curry leaves, hing and let it boil for a little while on slow fire.
    5. Mash the toor dal well with a ladle and add to the boiling gravy. Add yam. Adjust seasoning and consistency with salt and water.
    6. Serve hot with plain cooked rice.


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