Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Crispy Karunai Kizhangu Fry Varuval - Yam masala fry - Karunai Kizhangu chops - Lunch Side dish

Karunai Kizhangu Varuval is one of the tasty South Indian Varuval / Fry varieties which goes well with Sambhar, Paruppu Keerai, Rasam or any Variety rice. Read the recipe to know how to get the crispy soft Karunai Kizhangu Fry.

Health Benfits of karunai kizhangu / Elephant Yam

1. Reduces cholesterol levels in blood.
2. Acts as an anticoagulant.
3. Increases the estrogen level in women.
4. Good antioxidant.ing.
5. Good for patients suffering from acute rheumatism.
6. Relieves from constipation
7. Cures Hypertension.
8. Used for treating Piles.

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Ingredients for making Karunai Kizhangu Varuval 

Yam / Karunai Kizhanghu - 250 gms
Turmeric - 2 pinches
Oil as required.
Rice flour - 2 tsp. (optional)
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
Tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp.
Salt as required.

Method for making Yam Fry 

1. Wash the yam peel of the outer thick soil layer. Then slice them into thin square or
rectangle pieces. Wash the slices once more in water.

2. Boil water in a wide vessel or kadai add the yam slices with the required salt, little tamarind pulp and pinch of turmeric powder.

3. Allow this to stand for 5 to 10 minutes or till the yam slices become soft and pliable.

4. Remove this slices from water and discard the water.

5. Take the karunai kizhangu slices in a bowl and add the chilli powder, coriander powder and rice flour. Mix and coat them on the slices and set aside for 10 minutes.

6. Heat oil and add the slices of yam about 8 to 10 pieces in a batch and fry in medium flame until crisp.Add oil around if necessary.

7. Remove from the kadai and serve this with any variety rice or sambar or rasam.


  1. A very delicious and easy to make recipe. Just loved the snaps. I have jotted down the recipe will surely prepare and then share the feedback with u. Thank u for the post and process of the dish.