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Spicy Senai Kizhangu Roast (Spicy Elephant Foot Yam Roast)

Spicy Senai Kizhangu Roast
Today's recipe is spicy, tasty and healthy senai kizhangu roast which goes well with Curd rice.  One of the best recipes with Senai Kizhangu. The recipe follows..

spicy senai kizhangu roast

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 40 minutes


Senai Kizhangu           - 200 gm (Elephant Foot Yam)
Salt                              - As Required
Turmeric Powder        - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder               - 2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind                     - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds             - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds                - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves                - few
Oil                                 - 2 tbsp

To Grind :

Big Onion    - 1

To Dry Roast and Grind:

Grated Coconut   - 1/4 cup
Poppy Seeds        - 1/4 tsp


  • Chop Senai Kizahngu (Elephant Foot Yam) into bigger size pieces. Extract juice from tamarind. 
  • 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 it until kizhangu is cooked well. You must be able to smash it with your hands.
  • Grind Big onion to a smooth paste. Dry roast grated coconut and poppy seeds. After it cools down grind it adding very little water.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves to it.
  • When they  splutter, add onion paste. Add also coconut-poppy seeds paste, salt, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off, and after that add cooked kizhangu along with its water.
  • Saute in low flame for ten more minutes until they turn crispier. Cover the pan with a lid and cook.
  • After kizhngu turned crispier switch off the flame and add Garam Masala Powder.
  • Enjoy your tasty spicy Senai Kizhangu roast!!!