Yam with Spinach

9 Jul

Kanda Bacchali kura/ Ava pettina kandha Bacchali


Suran/ Yam 350 gm frozen packet
Malabar Spinach/ Ceylon Spinach 1 bunch
Tamarind 1 1/2 inch sized ball
Sesame seeds 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
Dried red chillies 5
Oil 2 tbsps
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Wash suran pieces in lots of water and keep aside.
Wash Indian spinach thoroughly and chop roughly.

In a deep bowl, add 3 cups of water, tamarind and suran pieces.
Bring to boil and cook covered until the suran becomes tender without loosing its shape.
Remove from water and keep aside.

Grind sesame seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies, cumin seeds and salt into fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped spinach and saute until it wilts.
Now add cooked suran pieces and saute for few seconds before adding ground mustard seeds powder.
Stir fry for a minute or two and serve with cooked rice.

Notes: Mash the cooked suran pieces for a more traditional style.
When using fresh yam, use gloves while peeling and chopping.
Add guava leaves along with tamarind and pressure cook for a whistle or two.

8 Responses to “Yam with Spinach”

  1. Asha July 9, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    Great combo Anusha.Yam is sweet and with hot chillies,it sounds a like winner!:))
    Hope you had a great weekend,it was so hot (still is!),I got exhausted!:)

  2. anusharaji July 9, 2007 at 9:59 am #

    asha its not sweet….
    yam…elephant foot yam/ ratalu?
    i had great weekend for sure…..though its burning hot 😉
    take more liquids and hey waiting for wednesday

  3. prema July 9, 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    Looks good Anusha.. I dont know much recipes with yam and this looks sooo nice.. the picture looks great too.

  4. Coffee July 9, 2007 at 6:31 pm #

    This is a must try for me for sure…….. both my favourite ingredients and I have them in my kitchen as well! 🙂

  5. Bharathy July 10, 2007 at 1:10 am #

    …Fine recipe with Class photography!!Love the post,dear!!:)

  6. Cinnamon July 10, 2007 at 2:59 am #

    Hi, First time in your site, looks great. The pics are mouthwatersing. I have never tried Yam, but the picture tempts me to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

  7. cc.johnson:mumbai July 10, 2007 at 7:16 am #

    asha, in the USA “yam” just simply means “sweet potatoes”.in India it is called “suran” or informally elephant foot ,as it amply describes its appearance.a bit confusing ain’t it.carry on with u r recipe and let us know..

  8. Steamy Kitchen July 13, 2007 at 5:16 am #

    Such a beautiful dish! I LOVE the shapes and colors

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