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Sena Kizhangu Poondu Varuval (Elephant Yam Garlic shallow fry)

sena kizhangu poondu varuval
Senai kizhangu- Poondu varuval is the special recipe which has the richness of sena kizhangu and flavor of garlic perfectly combined . The recipe needs just a handful of ingredients and very little oil.. Tasty varuval prepared in an easier and healthier way.. 

The recipe follows..

senai kizhangu poondu varuval

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 45 minutes


Elephant Yam              - 1/4 kg (Sena Kizhangu)
Salt                                - As required
Tumeric Powder          - 1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder              - 2 tsp
Tamarind                      - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds            - 1/2 tsp 
Urad Dal                        - 1/2 tsp  
Big Onion                      - 1
Garlic Pods                    - 6 to 8   
Curry Leaves                - few
Oil                                 - 2 tbsp


  • Wash and chop senai kizhangu into bigger pieces as shown in the picture. Extract tamarind juice from tamarind. Adding tamarind juice prevents the itching which is caused by senai kizhangu. Chop Big onion and Garlic pods finely.
  • Add chopped senai kizhangu to a sauce pan. Add enough water just to immerse it. Add also enough salt ,turmeric powder and tamarind extract.  Cook until kizhangu is cooked well. You must be able to smash it with your hands. Switch it off then.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and Urad dal to it. When they splutter add chopped onions, garlic and  curry leaves to it. After the onions turn translucent add cooked kizhangu along with its water. 
  • Add also salt and Sambar powder. Mix everything well. 
  • Saute in low flame for ten more minutes until they turn crispier. Cover the pan with a lid and cook.
  • After kizhangu has turned crispier switch off the flame and serve it..
  • Enjoy your tasty Senai Kizhangu  poondu varuval!!!