Sunday, 16 June 2013

Elephant Foot Yam Roast Recipe / Chenai Kizhangu Varuval Recipe

Hello everyone!
                     Today's recipe is Elephant Foot Yam Roast. Its a simple recipe and very easy to make this roast.Children love to eat . We may consume this edible tuber once in a week as it has so many health benefits.
Health benefits:
  • Elephant Foot Yam has a cooling effect on the body,so it suits  people with hyper tension, piles and constipation.
  • It is considered as low fat food . So it can be consumed with out any fear of weight gain.
  • It prevents blood from clotting.
  • It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which is good for increasing the cholesterol level in the blood.
  • It helps in increasing the estrogen level in women's bodies which is useful for maintaining the hormonal balance.

  • Elephant foot yam 500g
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 2 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Peel off the skin of the Elephant Foot Yam, wash and cut it into square pieces as shown in the picture.
  • Add turmeric powder and sufficient water and bring it to boil.
  • Reduce the flame to low flame and cook the Elephant Foot Yam pieces for twenty minutes.
  • Make a smooth paste with the red chilli powder, coriander powder, garlic paste and salt by adding water.
  • Coat the Elephant Foot Yam pieces with this spice paste.
  • Roast the Elephant foot Yam pieces using a tawa or a pan. Sprinkle some oil around the pieces.
  • Once it is cooked, flip the other side and sprinkle some oil around it again.
  • Roast it for five minutes each side in a low flame.
  • Now the tasty and spicy Elephant Foot Yam Roast is ready to serve.
Goes well with:
  • Elephant Foot Yam roast is the best side for sambar rice, rasam rice, curd rice, lemon rice, puliyodharai, coconut rice etc.
  • We may pressure cook the Elephant Foot Yam pieces. But  we shouldn't over cook it.
  • We may add maslas as per our wish.
  • Instead of roasting on a pan, we may deep fry the Elephant Foot Yam pieces.
Happy cooking and eat well!


  1. delicious n love this shallow fry version too :-)

  2. looks your recipe..

  3. Interesting recipe Neela.. I have never made yam before.. Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Very interesting recipe. I am not a very big fan of the Elephant Foot Yam. Can we have this substituted with Sweet Potato instead?

  5. Seppankizhangu is my favorite. Yours looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)