Elephant Yam Stir Fry | Chena Upperi | Chena Mezhukkupuratti

Elephant Yam Stir Fry | Chena Upperi | Chena Mezhukkupuratti

Elephant Yam Stir Fry | Chena Upperi | Chena Mezhukkupuratti

Elephant Yam Stir Fry is a simple and easy side dish for rice. Cooked chena is stir fried with coconut mixture and the use of thinly sliced coconut bits increases the taste of the Chena Upperi. Elephant Yam Stir Fry is one of the popular dishes in Kerala and Yam is cultivated widely in the state. Each and every house has an Yam plant in its back yard. Chena Upperi is very tasty and is very nutritious too. Elephant Yam is rich in vital nutrients and have a low glycemic index. They are rich in fiber and hence helps to maintain low blood sugar. You can explore a well detailed Chena Mezhukkupuratti recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • For preparing the delicious stir fry, first chop elephant yam, cook it in water with red chilly powder turmeric powder and salt as required.
  • Coarsely grind grated coconut, green chilly, cumin seeds and garlic in a mixer.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add coconut bits in it.
  • When it turns to golden brown in colour add curry leaves and dry red chilly. Make sure that the chilly is not burnt.
  • Add the ground coconut masala. Stir fry in low flame for a few minutes.
  • Add the previously cooked yam.
  • Mix it well and cook it again for 1 minute.
  • The delicious and nutritious stir fry is ready to serve with rice.


You can visit this link Yam Fry. You can also visit this link Cherupayar Curry
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