Crispy yam fry/Chena varuthathu


Elephant Yam         –   500 gm

Chilli powder          – 2 tsp

Coriander powder       – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder          – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder   – 3/4 tsp

Rice flour                      –  1 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste         – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for fry


Clean and cut yam into square pieces. Pressure cook yam with turmeric powder and little water till one whistle. (No overcooking). Open the pressure cooker and drain the water if any. Marinate yam pieces with chilli powder,coriander powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, rice flour and salt for 1/2 hour. Heat oil in a pan, shallow fry or deep fry the yams. Yam fry goes well with rasam and moru curry.

18 thoughts on “Crispy yam fry/Chena varuthathu”

  1. Yam fry looks delicious, love the addition of rice flour to make it crunchier.
    I would love to have this with curd rice or rasam.
    Perfect fry, Beena!

  2. perfect !! jsut righ fried..good one, Beena ! and…do drop by pick quicks and quick picks as well when u get the time 🙂

  3. Love the way u've turned something simple into a lovely snack! Sorry for not coming by lately as I've been off blogging the entire mth of April. I'm back now & will be seeing u more 🙂


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