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Spicy yam curry

Spicy yam curry is a popular Indian Curries
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Serves 6


400 gms - purple Yam (kanda in telugu), peel and rub with some salt, cut into 1 to 1.5-inch pieces

2 medium-size onions, cut into small pieces

2 green chillies, cut into pieces


1 tbsp - coriander powder (dry fried and powdered)

6-8 Cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

2 tbsp - oil

10 Curry leaves

1 tbsp - chopped, coriander

1/2 tbsp - Red Chilli powder

1/8 tsp - Turmeric powder


  1. Heat oil in a cooker. Add onion, green chillies, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  2. Fry till onion becomes soft and pink.
  3. Add yam and fry for 2 mins. Then add red chilli powder, salt and fry for a minute.
  4. Add 300 ml water, stir well and pressure cook up to 3 whistles.
  5. Let cooker cool, remove lid and return to the fire. Add coriander powder, crushed garlic, cover and simmer for 2 mins.
  6. Sprinkle chopped coriander, mix once and serve.
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