Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yam Kofta curry / Senai Urundai Kulambu

 Senai kilangu as called in Tamil is name of  Yam , edible tuberous plant. Yam has the protein content same as in the potato. It is rich in phenylalanine and threonine .

Yam is high in vitamins C and B6 , potassium , manganese and dietary fiber while being low in saturated fat and sodium . A product that is high in potassium and low in sodium is likely to produce a good potassium sodium balance in the human body and so protect against osteoporosis and heart disease.
Yam generally has a lower glycemic index than potato.

  We use yam in making puli kulambu and fry , tried this kofta curry for the first time. 

 This gravy was so delicious with roti. It can be served along with plain rice or Jeera rice.
Requirements :
For kofta :
Yam – 200 g
Besan flour – 1 tbs
Corn flour – 3 tbs
Green chilli – 1
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt as required
Oil for frying
For Gravy :
Onion – 2
Tomato – 2
Curd – 1 cup
Green chilli – 3
Ginger – 1’’ piece
Garlic – 4 cloves
Cinnamon – 1 stick
Cloves – 2
Grated coconut – 2 tbs
Aniseeds – ½ tsp
Cumin – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbs
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Cashew – 4
Oil – 1 tbs
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
Salt as required

Method :
Making of kofta :
 Peel the skin of the yam , wash and chop into small pieces.
Cook with required water and turmeric powder ¼ tsp salt.
Add the cooked yam to a bowl and Mash the yam well.
To this add the besan flour , corn flour , chilli powder , coriander powder ,  chopped green chillies and salt , mix well .
If it was sticky add more corn flour , and shape into small round balls.
Heat oil in a pan , deep fry these shaped koftas  in medium flame till golden brown.

 Yam koftas are ready.
 These can be eaten as snack , it was so delicious.

For gravy :
Grind the onion , tomato , cashew , cumin , green chilli , ginger , garlic , coconut , cinnamon , cloves , aniseeds into a fine paste.
Add in the curd and grind once.

Heat oil in a pan , add the cumin and let it splutter.
Then , add the grounded masala and sauté well.
Let it cook in medium flame till oil separates on top.

Add in the turmeric powder , chilli powder , coriander powder and required salt , mix well.
Add about a cup or more water and let it boil.
Now , add the garam masala and boil once.
Gravy is ready.

Add the fried koftas and serve.

Yam kofta curry is ready to serve.

Serve with rice , roti , phulka or jeera rice or Brinji rice.

Note :
Some koftas can be reserved to add just before serving to taste the crunchy koftas.
Add the koftas just before serving or else the koftas will be soggy in the gravy.


  1. Delicious Yam Kofta curry love have with my rice .

  2. Very pleasing and inviting kofta curry,delicious Sis.

  3. Very inviting curry saran...i never tried kofta recipes will try soon...

  4. New recipe with yam! Looks delicious!