Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Yam Masiyal ( Pidi Karunai Kizangu Masiyal)

What can we do with yam? 

When I say yam, Iam talking about the small yam  and not the elephant yam. This type of yam sometimes  turns itchy for your skin and tongue , even after cooking . Fresh from the soil , yam creates an itchy sensation.To avoid this irritating effect of yam, it can be cooked after 4 or 5 days from the date of purchase.
Now let us see how to make this yam masiyal  , a typical south indian dish.

We need :

  1. Yam -- 2 or 3 pieces.
  2. green chillies -2 or 3 ( as per your taste)
  3. lemon--1
  4. salt to taste.
  5. sugar 1 or 2 spoon fulls.
  6. coconut grates (optional)
  7. mustard seeds to garnish.
  8. oil 2 tea spoons.
  9. curry leaves a little.

Preparing Instructions :

Cut the green chillies into fine pieces. 
Keep the yam in a cooker  and cook for two or three whistles. After the cooker is cooled down, remove the yam. Peel and  smash . Take care to see that cooked yam is not smashed too much.

Heat the pan on the stove. Add oil. After it is hot, add the mustard . When it splashes, add the cut green chillies, curry leaves and the cooked yam. Add the required salt   and stir it for a few seconds. Then add the sugar and mix it well . Now remove from fire and then  squeeze half a lemon in this. Taste it. If need be you can add more juice/salt/sugar. 
You can also add coconut grates if you wish to.

Your masiyal is ready.  Serve it hot.Your near and dear  ones are sure to say ' Wow ' after tasting this.