Yam or Taro is a rich source of nutrients, especially fiber, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese, zinc along with Vitamins A, C, E and B6. It also contains a good amount of antioxidants. Yam helps in reducing the risk of diabetes, improves eyesight, bolsters immunity and heart health.
- Yam (Taro Root) – 100 gms
- Tamarind – small ball size
- Urad Dhal – 2 tblsp
- Dried Red Chilies – 2
- Onion Vadagam – 1
- Asafoetida – 1 tsp
- Oil – 3 tblsp
- Salt To Taste
- Peel the outer skin and grate the yam.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Temper the urad dhal , red chillies, asafoetida, onion vadagam and fry well.
- Keep it aside.
- Add oil to the same pan.
- Add the grated yam and cook well.
- Grind the fried ingredients in a mixer without adding water.
- Add the cooked yam, tamarind and salt to the above mixture.
- Add very little water and grind it to a thick paste.
- If needed, add little jaggery (optional).
- Serve this thogayal with rice, idli, dosai or upma.