Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chenai Kizhangu Meen Masala Varuval (Yam fish masala fry)


Those who love fish fry will surely enjoy this though nothing can really substitute the real taste of fish. This fry is a good choice when we are not able to get any non veg but feel like having something spicy and tasty during weekends. My children love this and I will make this often. Moreover Yam is said to be very good for people suffering from piles and all Ayurvedic doctors recommend this as a cure for bleeding piles. I know there are many varieties of Yam available in the market. So to make it clear I have taken the picture of the Yam and shown (I have to wait for a week to get the full yam)
Ingredients
Yam-1/4 kg (Cut like finger chips pieces)
Oil-2 table spoons
Ingredients for the masal
Garlic-7 to 8 pods
Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
Pepper-1 teaspoon
Chili powder- 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Salt-1 table spoon
Procedure
Cook the Yam pieces in a kadai for 5 to 6 minutes (till they are 3/4th cooked) Drain the water and keep it to cool. Mean time grind the ingredients given for masal in the small jar with just enough water. Marinate the yam pieces with the masal for 5 minutes. Keep the kadai in the stove and in 2 tablespoons of oil season the fry with a teaspoon of mustard seed and fennel seed and little curry leaf. Add the yam pieces and fry nicely without stirring much. Too much of stirring will make the pieces break. (Be sure that the pieces are not cooked too much in the beginning).When the pieces get roasted oil will separate Remove the pieces alone and discard the excess oil. This fry will be yummy with Rasam rice as well as curd rice

21 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy and u have a nice collection of authentic chettinad recipes....

Kayal said...

Aachi, I have seen some people doing a similar kind of fry in a tawa, how we do fish fry. Can this be done in that way too. But yours looks so yummy..thanks for sharing

Solai Chidambaram said...

Sure Kayal,You can always fry in a tawa.But I am not patient enough to do that.Now a days you people are very calorie conscious and stay away from deep fry.Good

Cham said...

We steam and mix chili powder and shallow fry. I like the masala you ve used to fry, very aromatic. Another different and tasty recipe Aunty!

Raji said...

Hi Aachi,

Again a very yummy recipe. Mom does the same but without fennel seeds and I love it. Just like that me and my dad used to finish it though she does shallow fry. Just reminds me of my mom's cooking...

Thanx Aachi

Raji said...

Aachi, I request u for a sweet and special dish soon... Waiting for a reply. Thanx in advance..

Solai Chidambaram said...

Sure Raji.In our home no one else is a fan of sweets though I love them.So I dont try many sweets.But for sure For You people I will Make the chettinad special sweets like paal paniyaram and blog the recipe Raji

Sujatha said...

Nice recipe, aachi! like your ingredients for masala.. just like non-veg masala.. very authentic! thanks for sharing..

Raji said...

Thanks a lot Aachi, already my sweet tooth is very happy.....

apa said...

hello mam,

I love chettinad recipes.I have tried your Chumma kuzhambu recipe and it was good.I would like you to post vegetable kurma recipe which has milk as well as curd in it.It is usually served with parotta in hotels.Eagerly waiting to try that recipe.

Sonal said...

basically i am from north, but have great love for south indian cusine..especially chettinard cuisine and andra one. just loved your blog..
thanks for sharing.
Regards
Sonal

Vicky Xavier. said...

Chenai kilangu is my all time favo. Thanks for such a nice explanation.
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Sunita said...

Hi,

I have tried several recipes from your blog and they have been great. Thank you for posting such wonderful recipes. Can you post how to make sambar powder?

Fasna said...

Aachi, Karunaikizhangu is beneficial for piles and Yam is beneficial for constipation. Potato is not fit for Vata type bodies as it creates lot of gas, whereas Chenai Kizhalangu does not. These tubers are exceptioanl and good for health that suits any body type.

Your receipes are rare to find in net but breakdowns little complicated to follow.

Gaya said...

Hello Solai Aachi,

I bumped into your blog as I was googling for authentic chettinad recipes. The first one I tried was this yam fry, it came out really well and got loads of compliments from hubby. Thanks very much. I have also tried your vendaikai pachadi and kathrikai poriyal both are equally good. Keep up the good work and keep posting. Regards Gayathri

Mina said...

Hello Aachi... yesterday I tried this recipe and it came out really good. Thanks alot

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thanks a lot for updating me your comments after cooking Mina which
many dont do

Suganya said...

Aachi, Tried this recipe and it was delicious. Thanks for the post.

sapna said...

Hi Achi, I am north indian marredi to a siuth indian from chettinad.. my entire world revolves around ur recipe.. i have so may things from ur recipe and everything came out to be perfectly chettinad taste.. i love the food and so does my husband.. i always look for some new recipe and tips.. but i m a vegeterian... anyways thanks a lot..

Solai Chidambaram said...

your comment makes me feel very happy sapna.I really want my blog to serve people of your kind.If you are in search of any particular recipe,pls mention.I will help you with the recipe.

yasodha said...

hi aunty...am new to ths blog...but ths recipe is diff ..ll sure try it...:)