Karunaikizhangu Masial/ Mashed Yam Stir Fry

Karunaikizhangu is known as Yam ordinary in English. This is a very good medicine for piles. This Karunaikizhangu Masial can be made to serve with Dhal and rice. Being my hubby's favourite dish, I learned this from my MIL who makes it very well. This is also easy to make and the procedure is as follows.

Karunaikizhangu Masial



Yam Ordinary / Karunaikizhangu - 2 (big)
Tamarind - 1/2 gooseberry size
Thick Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Shallots - 6
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - as per taste.
Oil - 2 tsp.

For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dhall - 1/4 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves - 1 spring


  1. Peel and Chop the shallots finely.
  2. Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup of water and extract the pulp from it.
  3. Cook the Yam with enough water until it can be mashed, in a pressure cooker. (It can be cooked by simmering for 7 minutes after first whistle)
  4. Once pressure releases open the cooker, cool down the yam, Peel it off and mash it well with a spoon.
  5. Add the tamarind extract, Sambar powder, Turmeric powder, Salt and coconut milk. Combine well.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and season it with the seasoning ingredients.
  7. Add onions and saute until they are translucent.
  8. Add the Yam mixture to this and stir fry until the yam mixture comes to a thick yogurt consistency. (It should not flow)
  9. Serve with steamed rice and dhall.


  • Stir fry continuously until the required consistency is obtained else it will burn at the bottom.

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would be perfect for pappu saadam. nice one

Yummy mashed yam, inviting.

Super nutritious and lovely bowl.

Faseela said...

wow...superb dear...

Divya A said...
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