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Elephant Foot Yam cutlets

>> September 12, 2010

I am making a disclaimer that this is not my recipe but this is one I watched on television a loooooooong time ago.....probably when i was in college or school....and this is the first time that i ever tried......it tasted good

Yam tastes best during July and August.....it is also a time when most tubers taste the best. The veggie cooks faster during these months and I particularly don't taste that itching sensation that usually comes with it. 

Yam  can be cooked in various forms and this is one recipe which even the kids couldn't resist. 

Yam being the common name, the specific name for reference is Elephant foot yam. Stored with immense medicinal value a good read about the benefits of the vegetable is found here.

the recipe

Yam, grated – 400 – 500 gms
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin – ¾ tsp
Chillie powder – 1 tsp
Rice flour – 1 ½ - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

the method

Sprinkle 1 tbsp oil in the yam and mix well. Steam the grated yam so that the water content in the yam evaporates off. Blend together the steamed yam, cumin, rice flour, chilly powder and salt. Shape it and deep fry in oil. While frying make holes in the middle of the cutlets gently to ensure that proper frying takes place in the middle of the cutlets also. Can be snacked or served with rice.

the recipe goes to the event - - dish name starts with E


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal September 13, 2010 at 3:18 AM  

wow, that is new and so tempting. I am loving that dark golden color. Must have tasted wonderful.

Roshan September 13, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

hi priya....

it did taste good...do try it!!



Uma September 13, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

Hi Roshan!
your blogger profile is not available.. i had to find ur blog through my blog's followers list..

different and easy yam cutlets..

Shanthi September 14, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

Tempting and crispy. Keep rocking

Jay September 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

Dear Roshan,
my mouth is absolutely watering..I feel I can see the crisp taste and enjoy...! wanna grab the whole plate...delicious...:)

Roshan September 14, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

hi uma,

thanks for your comment and also about the link...i have rectified it...thanx once again


Roshan September 14, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

hi Shanthi Mam,

thanx for your comment....do drop in when you get time..



Roshan September 14, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

hi Jay...

it was indeed crispy...thanx for your comment...



Padhu September 23, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Cutlet with yam sounds so interesting!! Sure to try this

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