Yam Fry or the Elephant Yam Fries is a tasty alternative to the French Fries. Easy and quick to make, there is no rocket science involved in making these delicious fries.
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You can never go wrong while making the Yam fry. Unlike it’s much famous cousin, the French Fries, this is very easy to make.
There are plenty of ways to make the Yam, but I love this method. It is the most easiest and quickest of all methods. The only difficult part of making this Yam Fry or the Senai Kizhangu Fries is peeling it’s outer skin. Once you have done that, it will be a breeze to make these Elephant Yam fries.
You can cut the yam into thin chips too. It is totally your choice. I like to cut them into fries as the masala gets coated well and the yam is fried perfectly.
There are not many spices or ingredients required for making this senai kizhangu fries. They are made with the most basic ingredients that are already present in your kitchen pantry. The best part is that there are only 3 ingredients required for making this delicious yam fry recipe. Can you believe it!! Salt, Red chilli powder and the Besan. That’s it!!!!
The adding of the besan or the bengal gram powder totally elevates the taste of these Yam Fry. The difference between the other fries and this delicious is this humble powder. It not only adds taste to the Elephant Yam Fries but also makes it crisp.
And, yes! Let me mention that be careful when wash the yam. Try to avoid contact with the yam as much as possible. If not, then you will end up itching your hands badly.
I still remember when I made this yam for the first time during school days. I had cut it up and washed it thoroughly using my hands. I was left with such itching hands for a couple of hours. It was a lesson well learnt that I remember till date.
I wash and drain the water using a strainer. Applying the masala is done by tossing or with a spoon. I have noticed that after washing the yam, it doesn’t itch much when sometimes I coat the fries by hand.
So let’s get started with the Yam Fry, Elephant Yam Fries, Senai Kizhangu Fries
Yam Fry, Elephant Yam Fries, Senai Kizhangu Fries
- 500 gms yam / senai kizhangu
- 1 cup bengal gram powder / besan
- 2 tsp red chilli powder
- salt to taste
- oil for frying
- Peel the skin of the yam and cut into thin strips or fries.
- Add the besan, red chilli powder, salt and toss well to coat the yam fully with the spices. If necessary sprinkle some water.
- Heat oil in a kadai on high.
- Fry the yam in batches till crisp. Remove using a slotted spoon when done.
- Serve hot.
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