How to make Yam Curry -

Tangy yam curry with flavour of coconut

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Yam (सूरन), Fresh Coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Yam Curry

Yam Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Yam Curry Recipe

  • Yam 500 grams

  • Fresh Coconut 5

  • Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Curry leaves 15

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Peel and cut the yam into one inch cubes. Wash them well. Grind three red chillies, one and a half teaspoons mustard seeds and coconut with a little water to a coarse paste. Heat oil in a pan, add remaining mustard seeds, remaining red chillies and curry leaves. When the seeds begin to splutter add yam pieces, salt and turmeric powder and toss.

Step 2

Add one cup of water, cover and cook on medium heat till almost done. Add green chillies, tamarind pulp and jaggery and mix. Add the ground paste and mix. Lower the heat, cover and cook till the yam is completely cooked. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.