Chena Asthram(Elephant Yam in coconut gravy)




1.Chena/Yum -400gms(cut into 1inch cubes)
  Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  Salt
2.Black eyed beans(vanpayar)-1/4cup
   Black chickpeas-1/4cup
(Soak chickpeas and beans overnight)
3. Shredded coconut-1cup
    Cumin seeds-1tsp
    Garlic cloves/Pearl onion-2
    Chilly powder-1tsp
    Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
4.Coconut oil-1tbsp
   Mustard seeds-1tsp
   Chopped pearl onion-2
   Dry red chilly-2
   Curry leaves


  • Pressure cook chickpeas and beans with enough water and salt.(2-3 whistle)
  • Add cubed yum and turmeric powder to the beans-chickpeas mixture. Add water if needed.Cook it again in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
  • Grind together coconut,cumin seeds,turmeric powder,chilly powder and garlic(pearl onion).Pour the mixture into the cooked yum.Adjust salt and cook till the required consistency is reached.
  • Heat 1tbsp coconut oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds,onion,dry red chilies and curry leaves.Add this seasoning in to the curry and mix well. 
  • Serve with 'kanji"

11 comments:

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  2. woww....delicious....yam with coco gravy..

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  3. Never tried yam this way,super delicious gravy..

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  4. my fav....nice colour n delicious dish!

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  5. Wonderful..ethuvere try chetyititilla..thanks for sharing the recipe dear...

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