The art of classic cooking

Friday, 24 October 2014

Easy Senai Kilangu (Yam ) Fry

Hi everyone, this yam(Senai Kilanghu) fry is so easy to make. This is best for kids lunch side dish. This is little crispier in outside and so soft inside and the taste is so heavenly. It goes best with curd rice, sambhar. Do try and tell me guys....

senai kilangu

Yam - 1/4 kg
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/8 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - to boil
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Cut the yam as shown in the picture.
Meantime boil water with little salt and turmeric.
Add the yam pieces to the water .
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Let it boil for 4 to 5 minutes and switch it off.
Now strain it in a strainer.
Make a paste using chilli,coriander,salt,ginger garlic paste and tamarind pulp (add water if it is too dry).
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Marinate the boiled pieces in the paste and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Then shallow fry the pieces in the oil.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes in one side, then flip and cook the other side also for 2 to 3 minutes.
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Marinate the pieces for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Don't over boil the yam.
Take care while adding salt as we add in two places.

Jayanthi B


  1. Wow....these yam fries taste so good...can imagine they taste perfect with sambhar and curd rice...the best part they are shallow fried and not deep a healthy and tasty treat for kids,thanks :-)

  2. tasty accompaniment for rice n rasam.. looks delicious

  3. A new & perfect snack for tea time..................

  4. This reminds me of the yam fry my friend used to bring during school days!!!! Very mouthwatering and yummy!!!

  5. Love this with sambar rice..

  6. Delicious senai kilangu fry, I don't make because I get itching while peeling them. love to eat though.

  7. seenai kilangu fry looks delicious and tempting.