Kerala Chenathandu Thoran

RugminiKamalan R

Kerala Chenathandu Thoran

You will find lots of healthy vegetable combinations in Kerala. Kerala Chenathandu Thoran in combination with Green Gram or Cherupayar is one such delicious side dish that goes perfect with cooked rice. Chenathandu Thoran or Yam Stem stir fry is a popular dish served during Onam Sadhyas. Kerala Chenathandu Thoran is unique and special with finely chopped Chenathandu or Elephant Yam Stem blended with a spicy coconut mixture. Yam Stem is nutritious providing vital nutrients required for human body. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Chenathandu Thoran here.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing Kerala Chenathandu Thoran, first clean the whole green gram well and remove the unwanted stuff from it.
  • Cook it separately with water in a pressure cooker.
  • :- Make sure u 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 coconut mixture 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 Kerala Chenathandu Thoran doesn't get overcooked or mashed.
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