Chena / Elephant Yam Thoran

Chena thoran

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Elephant yam / Chena (fresh / frozen) – 300 gm, cut into small cubes

2. Coconut oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilies – 2, broken

4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

5. Grated coconut – 1 cup

Shallots / kunjulli – 2 – 3, slightly crushed

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp, crushed in a mortar and pestle

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

6. Water – 3 – 4 tbsp or as required

7. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Combine grated coconut with the other ingredients numbered 5.

2. Heat oil in a  cheena chatti/ kadai over medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Add chena cubes, salt and mix well. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder. Cook for a minute. Next add grated coconut mixture, curry leaves and 3 – 4 tbsp water. Bring everything to the center. Cook covered for 8 – 12 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until done. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Chena thoran

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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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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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