Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chena Masala Curry (Elephant Yam in Fried Coconut Gravy)

1.Elephant yam(chena)-200gms cubed
   Turmeric powder-1/2ts
2.Shredded coconut-3/4cup
   Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
   Dry red chilly-5
   Coriander seeds-1tbsp
   Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
   Pepper corn-1tsp
   Green Chilly-2
4.Coconut oil-1tbsp
   Mustard seeds-1tsp
   Curry leaves-2 springs

  • Cook yam pieces with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and saute , grated coconut, turmeric powder,dry red chilly,coriander seeds,pepper and fennel seeds.Fry it till the coconut becomes  brown. Let it cool for sometime.Add enough water to the cooled coconut mixture and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.Add sliced onion,ginger ,garlic and green chili.It become soft, add tomato.When oil appears, add the ground paste, 1cup water and curry leaves.Cook covered on low flame for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add cooked yam pieces and adjust salt.Cook until gravy thickens.
  • Serve hot with rice.


  1. Love, love, love chena. Actually I love all root veggies :) Wish I had this dish for lunch tday. You should invite me over sometime... ;)

  2. Delicious looking curry n mouthwatering presentation.Looks so yummy.

  3. With rice the curry looks yummy. feel like having it :)

  4. mouthwatering curry......not tried yam this way...

  5. Looks so spicy and yummy....v nice recipe as well:)

  6. That's a nice dish with chena, I've had only fries, this looks so yummy, especially with the coconut oil seasoning..

  7. This recipe is so good...Mouthwatering Dear..


  8. Oh no..I will give this a try..Awesome one.

  9. hi,,,,,, i tried this curry tdy........ very tasty very yummmmyyyyyy
    thanx for sharing...... i hope more dishes from you............ thank you so much