Cooked Yucca

27 Jun

Karra Pendalam.

Yucca root / karra pendalam is pressure cooked in water till soft and whole. It is then coarsely mashed or chopped and seasoned with red chili powder. Serve yucca root once peeled else it eventually hardens with exposure to air.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Cooked Yucca.


Karra Pendalam / Yucca 1 Medium Size
Red Chili Powder a Pinch
Lemon Juice few Drops
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Chop Yucca root into 3 – 4 sections.
Pressure cook in enough water for 3 – 4 whistles.
Alternatively, boil in a sauce pot of water till cooked (around 30 minutes)

Once cool enough to handle, peel the skin off of the Yucca root.
Lightly mash the Yucca root, add red chili powder, lemon juice and salt.
Mix well and serve cooked Yucca root.
Notes: Make sure karra pendalam is cooked well.

Suggestions: If the Yucca root is not cooked well, put it back in sauce pot or pressure cook for few more whistles until soft.
Variations: Yucca root can also be eaten just cooked.
Other Names: Karra Pendalam, Yucca Root.

8 Responses to “Cooked Yucca”

  1. Hari Chandana June 27, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Very simple recipe…. Looks spicy and delicious.. Bagundi šŸ™‚

  2. ranjitha June 28, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    hi raji…… checking ur blog since 2 years and i just love the method and presentation of ur receipes……..they are so simple and delicious……..wowwwwwww

    I have one doubt what is yuca or karra pendalam… vl b better if u explain me in telugu…..

  3. Priya June 28, 2011 at 2:30 am #

    Feel like having that cooked yucca, yumm!

  4. Raji June 28, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    @Hari Chandana thanks dear. hope you got your first check
    @ranjitha thank you so much for visiting from past 2 years. am honored. karra pendalam is a telugu word. naku vere padham telidu. i will let you know when i do. You can find it in walmart and stuff (if u live in US)
    thanks again.

  5. Raji June 28, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    @Priya oh its tempting for sure if you have ever tasted and liked it
    @ranjitha i will try to find out where you can find it in hyderabad

  6. A. Ranganathan June 28, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Your recipes are avidly read by many Tamil/Malayalam reding persons also I would request that you provide the Malayalam/Tamil/Hindi eqvivalents of the vegetables you recommend.

    It will create more interest.

  7. ranjitha June 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    thank u so much raji…… honoured raji….bcoz i dont know cooking when am married and that is ur blog that helped me a lot in learning cooking and now am confident that i can cook whatever with the leftovers too……..i mean i can manage but not better than u……..never never never can reach u dear……thank u so muchhhhhhhhh

    i live in hyderabad yaar

  8. Aparna Raghavan July 5, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Hi, I saw your recipe and looked up ‘Yucca’. It is tapioca known as ‘Maravelli kizhangu’ in Tamil or ‘Kappa’ in Malayalam. Hope this helps.
    I must also tell you that I enjoy reading your recipes as they add a different flavour. Keep up the good work. Thanks

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