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Thursday, October 9, 2008

        I don't know how exactly people call this in English...I think its called elephant yam .Its smaller in size like potatoes...Here's the picture...

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                      This kizhangu have a tendency to give you a itchy feeling in your tongue,when eaten.But proper cooking removes that tendency...My mother,MIL says...buy this and keep it for @least 2 weeks before cooking,which also helps.When we are cooking , we have to use correct proportion of lemon juice/tamarind extract.

                    But its very good for our health...like its good for curing loss of appetite,bleeding piles,constipation....So here's the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

Pidi karunai kizhangu 8-10 nos.
Lemon/lime juice 1 1/2 tsp
Onion 1 no.
Green chillie 4-5 nos.
Grated coconut 3 tblsp
Oil 2 tsp
salt As needed
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Coconut oil (Optional)1/2 tsp

Method:

  1. Pressure cook the kizhangu upto 3 whistles.Cool down and peel off the skin and mash it with your hands.
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  2. Add salt and lime juice and mix well,check for salt and keep aside.
  3. Chop the green chillies and onion.
  4. Heat a kadai and add oil,when hot add mustard,when it splutters,add urad dal, followed by curry leaves,green chillies and onion.
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  5. Fry till onion turns transparent and light pink.
  6. Add the mashed kizhangu, kept aside.
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  7. Fry  till moisture evaporates...May take little long time...
  8. Lastly add coconut oil(If using) and grated coconut and mix well.
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  9. Now transfer to the serving bowl!Its ready as an accompaniment for rice !
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Now MEME that I kept pending for almost a month...,raaji as I told you this is just for you!!

7 Facts about me:

  1. I am a food lover,as I grew eating hot hot ,my mom's delicious cooking....still I hate to eat my own cooking smile_wink.
  2. I have interest in music,I wish I could sing like Hariharan.....but I can still only enjoy his voicesmile_regular
  3. I can draw,paint a little...but now out of touch...
  4. I have interest to play badminton,volley ball....casually though I am not a champion in these games...just for funsmile_nerd
  5. I am very sensitive person,I cannot see any body ill,my darlings (hubby and my son) or my  close relations,suffering ...even a cold....smile_sad.
  6. I like to chat a lot...when I find time I will either call my friend sangeeta or call my parents,in-laws or any other relatives....so that my heart feels light.
  7. I sometimes feel to spend my free time ,something useful,like learning something....driving,photography.....but  my laziness wins !!!!

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12 comments:

  1. i love karunai kizhangu! we never got it in kerala so my sis used to bring it during each visit. my mom makes vatha kozhambu with this. podimas seems like a lovely idea too :)

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  2. It is time to buy Elephant yam coz you showed me which ones to buy. Thank you Raks for sharing podimas recipe :)

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  3. It's a new recipe to me...looks yummy...Nice to read your Meme...

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  4. Made sabji of the same but a different from your version...it looks yummy...will try your version soon...nice reading your meme, get to know you better :)...Wish you Happy Dusshera

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  5. Hey Rajeshwari ,
    Thats informative! Tks for details..
    Well had seen these varities of yam here, but was clueless on how n what..ur post is answer to that! :)

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  6. My mom makes a masiyal with this - with no coconut.. I love this but I can't get karunai kizhangu here.

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  7. Nice Meme Raks and I have never used Elephant Yam! the recipe sounds yummy..:)

    Cheers,
    Siri

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  8. thanks dear for taking your time out for the MEME......had fun reading......

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  9. Intha me me padihca ne ivlo innocenta irunthrkanu theriyuthu I mean ur writings r soo nice...:)

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  10. hi raks ur very famous at my home i made many of ur recipes at home n loved them........... really so gr8

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  11. Thanks Purnima for your feedback :)Keep visiting!

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  12. Nice pics. Karunai Kizhangu is called Taro Root in US. My son loves this vegetable and when I make this as a roast he is never satisfied how much he gets! He has it for lunch and any leftovers for dinner and next day he asks if any is leftover again.

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