Chena Curry


Chena Curry

Chena Curry is very famous in south india. this is very good side dish for lunch platter or thali in south india. this is also called as chenai kizhangu in tamil, chena in malayalam and elephant foot yam in english. It contains plenty of carbohydrates and proteins making it a good staple food. Its other chemical constituents. the nutrient value of this chenai is protein , carbohydrates and more water content in this yam. Elephant foot yam is known to have a great effect in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. It is extensively used as a slimming food. Omega-3-fatty acids present in it helps in increasing the levels of good cholesterol in the body. This yam can be helpful in reducing the risks of heart attacks. The powerful antioxidants present in elephant foot yam is said to be effective in slowing down the aging process. This healthy yam recip[e of chena curry we can see in details.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For seasoning:-


  • Remove the skin of the yam and wash it.
  • Cut the yam into big chunks and steam cook till it is soft.
  • :- Please use gloves to avoid itching on your hands.
  • Cool and mash it well.
  • Extract thick juice from tamarind.
  • Heat sunflower oil in a kadai.
  • Simmer it and add turmeric, chilli, coriander powder, jeera powder and salt.
  • Add tamarind juice.
  • When it boils, add the mashed yam.
  • Keep the flame low and stir it occasionally.
  • Add the powdered jaggery after around 10 mins.
  • Wait till the oil leaves the side of the kadai.
  • Remove it from fire.
  • Heat seasame oil in a small kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds followed by black gram, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Pour it in the yam curry.
  • :- Serve with chapathi or hot rice with seasame oil.
  • :- You may use coconut oil for seasoning instead of seasame oil.


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