This recipe is a South Indian style stir fry made with senaikilangu( in tamil) which is also called as Elephant foot yam in English, Suran in Hindi and Chena in Malayalam.
This vegetable has numerous health benefits and it is the favourite vegetable for all of us here. I used to prepare recipes out of senaikilangu atleast twice per week. We get it regularly at home.
Senaikilangu helps to lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, cure piles, reduce weight, maintain good heart health and control inflammation. It is diabetic friendly vegetable and fiber rich too. It helps to maintain good glowing skin too.
I could share my personal experience that this vegetable was part of my diet to reduce weight as it helps to limit the intake of other food. So we can cut down the carbs. I lost mostly 10 kgs.
The recipe I have shared today is made using freshly roasted and grinded spices. It is equally spicy, aromatic and tasty one!!
This poriyal is a good side dish for sambhar rice, rasam rice, curd rice, lemon rice, dal rice etc..,❤
- Senaikilangu (Yam)- 4 and a half cups
To make masala:
- Urad dal- 1 tbsp
- Chana dal- 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
- Coriander seeds- 1 and a half tbsp
- Red chilli- 3 big
- Asafoedita powder- 1/4th tsp
- Red chilli- 2
- Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
- Split Urad dal- 1 tsp
- Curry leaves- 12
- Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Salt- as needed.
Cut the yam, remove the skin, clean it and cut it into equal 1/2 inch slices as shown in the picture.