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Yam in Coconut Milk

Yam cooked with coconut milk and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This dish is very popular in south Tamil Nadu,but they use coconut paste ground with other spices.this one is a little variation of that keeping in mind this one should go well with chapathi ,dosa and parathas.Try and post your comments.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 250 gm Yam-cut into pieces
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 3 tsp ground spices -(1 tsp fennel seeds,2 green chillies,a sambar onion)
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • 1 no. finely chopped onion
    • a sprig- curry leaves
    • 1 cup - water
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • few coriander leaves(chopped)
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 2 tsp salt


    1. Clean and cut yam pieces.grind fennel seeds with green chillies and a sambar onion.
    2. Heat oil in a pressure pan ,add mustard seeds,fennel seeds,chopped onions,curry leaves and saute well.
    3. Add ginger-garlic paste,turmeric powder,coriander leaves and salt and saute well.
    4. Add yam pieces ,coconut milk and garam masala .Mix them well.
    5. Add 1 cup water and pressure cook upto 1 whistle.
    6. Add the lemon juice(juice of half a lemon) on top.
    7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    8. Serve this hot with rice and chapathis.