Yam known as Chena in malayalam is widely used in Kerala cuisine. This is a simple fry which resembles french fries, but has a spicy touch.
There are many types of yam used worldwide. The one I used is also called elephant yam. See the pic
Yam - 1/2 of a medium sized
Turmeric powder - pinch
Chilly powder and Pepper powder - to taste
Oil to deep fry
1. Peel and wash the yam. Cut it to thin long strips like french fries.
2. Add salt, turmeric, chilly and pepper powders to yam and combine well. Keep aside for 30 mins.
3. Deep fry till the yms are cooked, brown and crisp.
This can be used as a snack or side dish with rice.
Sending this to Kerala Kitchen - August 2011 hosted by Vidhya of Sugar N Spice. Visit The Kerala Kitchen page here.
Also sending this to Cooking Concepts - Appetizers at Srav's Culinry Concepts
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