Chenathandu Thoran |Yam Stem Thoran

RugminiKamalan R

Chenathandu Thoran | Yam Stem Thoran

Chenathandu Thoran with Cherupayar or Green Gram makes an awesome healthy combination that goes great with hot rice. You will find a lot of healthy vegetable combinations in Kerala Cuisine. This is one such unique combination. Chenathandu Thoran finds a special place during Sadhyas. The traditional styled dish is special and tasty with finely chopped Chenathandu or Yam Stem combined with a spicy coconut mixture and cooked green gram. Almost all parts of the Elephant Yam plant is edible and nutritious. Even the leaves are used to prepare dishes. In Kerala, almost all houses have Yam plants in their backyard. Yam Stem is nutritious and healthy, rich in vital nutrients required for the body. Yam Stem Thoran is one of the easiest side dishes that require just a few minutes for the preparation. You can explore a well detailed Yam Stem Thoran here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the delicious and healthy dish, first clean the whole green gram well and remove unwanted stuff from it.
  • Cook it separately with water in a pressure cooker.
  • :- Make sure you don't overcook it.
  • Cut the yam stem into long pieces, peel off the skin and chop it finely.
  • Place together the grated coconut, green chillies, garlic, turmeric powder and cumin seeds in a mixer bowl and run it once to make it into a coarse form.
  • Mix together the above with the chopped yam stem and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute red chillies, rice and curry leaves.
  • Add the prepared yam mixture into the above pan and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for about 2 to 3 mins.
  • Remove the lid and add the cooked whole green gram and mix well.
  • Continue cooking, till done without the lid on.
  • :- Make sure the dish doesn't get overcooked or mashed.


You can visit this link Chena Upperi. You can also visit this link Yam Pakoda.
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