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Friday, January 6, 2012

Yam stir fry / Suran fry / senaikilangu varuval

Yam stir fry / Suran fry / senaikilangu varuval


  • Yam / Suran / senaikilangu  - 250 gms, chopped in to small cubes.
  • Onion - 1 no ,  chopped
  • Sambar powder OR Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad da l-1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste


In a kadai, heat oil add mustard and urad dal and allow it to splutter . Now add onions and stir and cook till it becomes soft.


Add Chopped yam ,  sambar powder, salt and allow it to dry roast in oil.

Cook till they become golden brown in color.

Serve hot with rice and a curry of your choice .
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Masala Puffed rice / Masala pori

Masala Puffed rice /  Masala pori

Puffed Rice – 2 cups
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Hing – 1 pinch
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 tsp
Chopped vegetables-1 cup(I used only carrots)
Onion- 1 no , chopped


Heat oil in kadai.Add the chopped onions stir fry for 2 mts.It should be half cooked
Now add the grated carrots and fry for a minute.
Add the salt , hing ,turmeric powder and chilli powder and cook till the raw smell goes away.
Now add the puffed rice to it and stir well for about 30 sec.
The tasty masala puffed rice is ready to serve.
It is a excellent evening snack , a common street food in India.
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Easy Pumpkin curry


  • Moong dal - 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
  • Hing - 1 pinch
  • Onions - 1 numbers ,  chopped
  • Tomatoes - 1 number , chopped
  • Yellow Pumpkin - chopped in cubes ( Few )
  • Sambhar powder - 2 teaspoon

Tempering :

  • Oil - 2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Tamarind juice - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt-to taste


In a pressure cooker, add the moong dal,  onions ,tomatoes , Pumpkin, green chilli  , Turmeric powder  , Sambar powder , and water .

Mix the contents .

Cover them with the lid and pressure cook for 2 hisses .The pumpkin will be cooked well with the dal . Mash them well .

In a heavy bottom pan , heat oil, add mustard seeds allow it to pop , add urad dal, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Add the  tamarind juice and bring the contents to a boil . Add the salt .

Transfer  the cooked dal and pumpkin to the boiling tamarind juice and mix well . Cook till the raw smell goes away . 

Serve hot .

Easy Pumpkin recipes

This  curry goes well with Ven pongal , Idly and Dosa  and Steamed rice .

Check out the Pumpkin Stir Fry ( Poriyal ) recipe here .

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