Yam Thogayal

Published under: South Indian

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.

Thogayal is a South Indian chutney often served with cooked rice and a side dish of choice. This recipe is one variation of the thogayal with Yam.

Yam (Taro)


  • 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


  1. Peel the outer skin and grate the yam.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Temper the urad dhal , red chillies, asafoetida, onion vadagam and fry well.
  4. Keep it aside.
  5. Add oil to the same pan.
  6. Add the grated yam and cook well.
  7. Grind the fried ingredients in a mixer without adding water.
  8. Add the cooked yam, tamarind and salt to the above mixture.
  9. Add very little water and grind it to a thick paste.
  10. If needed, add little jaggery (optional).
  11. Serve this thogayal with rice, idli, dosai or upma.
Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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