Chena Koottan / Elephant Yam in a Ground Coconut Sauce

 

 

 

Chena Koottan

 

 

Ingredients

1. Elephant yam – 250gm, cleaned and cubed

    Water – As required

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Salt – to taste

2. Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup

    Garlic flakes – 2-3 small

    Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

    Green chilies – 4 – 5

3.  Curry leaves –  1 sprig

     Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tsp

  

Chena Koottan

Method

1. Cook the yams in enough water adding salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder in enough water, until the yams are soft. Slightly mash the cooked yam.

2. Meanwhile grind the ingredients numbered 2 to a coarse mixture.

3.Add the ground coconut mixture to the cooked yams. Allow to cook for a few minutes, until the raw taste of the ground coconut mixture is gone. Switch off.  Add a few curry leaves and coconut oil. Close with a lid and serve after 15 mts with hot kanji.

 

Chena Koottan

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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