Elephant Yam

Elephant Yam (or Senai Kizhangu in Tamil or Elephant Foot Yam) is a rich nutritious vegetable popular across India. A variety of dishes are made using this vegetable. It is rich is Potassium, essential fatty acids and Vitamin B6

Chena Mezhkkupuratti
Elephant Yam, Festival, Onam

Chena Mezhkkupuratti

Chena Mezhkkupuratti is a popular Kerala style stir fry recipe of Elephant Yam. Elephant Yam goes by many names like Chena in Kerala, Senai Kezhungu or Senai in Tamil Nadu and Suran across other parts of the country. This not-so-fashionable, wildly grown tuber, has not yet gained the popularity in the […]

double beans
Elephant Yam, Sambar

Elephant Yam Double Beans Kuzhambu

Ingredients: Sambar Onions – 50 gms, peeled, chopped Tomatoes – 1/2 cup, chopped Double Beans – 50 gms, chopped Elephant Yam – 100 gms, chopped Sambar Powder – 3 tsp Coconut – 1/4 cup Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tsp + […]

Karunai Kizhangu (Elephant Yam )
Elephant Yam, Kurma

Karunai Kizhangu Kurma (Elephant Yam Korma)

Ingredents: Karunai Kizhangu (Elephant Yam) – 200 gms, peeled, cleaned, washed, sliced or chopped Carrot – 50 gms, sliced or chopped Onions – 2, large, chopped Garlic – 3 cloves, chopped Sambar Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – a pinch Oil – 3 tsp Salt as per taste Coriander […]

Elephant Yam, Snacks

Senai Kizhangu (Elephant Yam) Tikki

Ingredients: Senai Kizhangu (Elephant Yam) – 1 cup, chopped Roasted Gram Flour – 1/4 cup Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder as per taste Oil as required Salt as per taste Method: 1. Boil the yam pieces in a pressure cooker for 1 or 2 whistles. 2. […]

Mochai Kottai (Field Beans)
Elephant Yam, Sambar

Elephant Yam (Senai) and Mochai Sambar

Ingredients: Toor Dal – 1/2 cup, cooked Elephant Yam – 250 gms, peeled, chopped Mochai (Field Beans) – 1 cup, boiled Tamarind Extract – 1 cup Sambar Onions – 10, chopped Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Sambar Powder – 4 tsp Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Salt as per taste […]

Senai Kizhangu (Elephant Yam)
Diwali, Elephant Yam, Snacks

Senai Varuval

A simple recipe that can served as an accompaniment to a meal or as a snack. Typically made during festive occasions in South India, esp. TamilNadu. Ingredients: Senai Kizhangu (Elephant Yam) – 250 gms Salt – 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Asafoetida Powder – 1 tsp […]

Elephant Yam, Side Dish

Karunai Kilangu Masiyal (Senai Masiyal)

Karunai Kilangu Masiyal is a Chettinad speciality and is served as side dish generally with curd rice. Ingredients: Karunai Kilangu (Senai/Elephant Yam) – 2 cups Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 3/4 tsp Salt – 1 tsp Tamarind Paste – 1/2 tsp […]