Elephant Yam Sabzi

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1/2 kg- elephant yam skinned and diced
  • 1 -large onion
  • 1 inch- ginger
  • 3-4 pods -garlic
  • green chillies according to taste
  • 1 tsp - dhania
  • 1 tsp -jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp -red chilli
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • little garam masala powder to sprinkle
  • 1 tbsp- tamarind paste
  • salt

How to Make Elephant Yam Sabzi

  • Wash the yam and cook it with enough water, adding tamarind paste and salt.
  • Be careful not to over cook it. It should be just about 3/4th cooked. Drain (reserve tamarind water) and set aside.
  • Grind together ginger and garlic.
  • Make a paste of green chillies and half onion -separately.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan fry 1/2 of the sliced onion in a little oil till golden brown.
  • Add ginger -garlic paste and fry till oil leaves the sides.
  • Now add onion paste and cook for some more time stirring constantly.
  • Put dhania and jeera powder and stir fry.
  • When done add the yam into the mixture and stir fry making sure not to break the pieces.
  • After about 3 minutes add tamarind water in which the yam was cooked.
  • Adjust the salt according to your taste.
  • Add chilli and turmeric powder now, cover and let it cook till all the water evaporates.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala powder and stir lightly.
  • Serve hot with phulkas or with plain rice.