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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Organic Yam Kofta curry

I was up for grocery shopping and was searching for elephant foot yam all over the grocery stores near my place, But didn't get it last week when i was browsing thru an organic store found an yam but it says Organic yam in the label. So i thought why not try this instead of elephant foot. So the first recipe i tried with the Organic yams is from Homely food  "Jimikand kofta curry " . This was an delicious and diffrent kofta curry :) Thanks to meenu anuty for this delicious recipe :)  They where like restuarent style curry's and we loved them :)


For koftas

200 gms Organic Yam /Jimikand  
1no green chillies (Chopped) 
1/4 tsp Red chilli pd
1/2 tsp Cumin pd
1/4 tsp Turmeric Pd
2-3 tbsp corn flour
salt to taste

For gravy

1 large onions 
2 medium sized tomato 
4 tbsp  almonds
1 Bay leaf
2-3 cloves 
2 cardamom 
1 small stick of cinnamon 
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp  turmeric powder 
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder 
1 tsp red chilli powder 
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 tsp Kasuri Methi
1/4 tsp sugar
salt to taste
oil to fry. + 1tbsp 
coriander/cilantro leaves to garnish


  •   Peel yam skin  and chop into cubes (i bought already chopped one ). 
  • Wash and boil in pressure cooker with little water.
  •  Once cool drain out all the water and keep boiled yam aside. 

 For gravy

(See the measurements under For gravy ) 

  •  Grind  onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste, almonds  into a smooth paste.
  •  Keep them a side. In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add jeera, cinnamon , cardamom,cloves, bay leaf. When they splutter add the ground  paste . Saute till the raw smell goes off . 
  • Now add salt, turmeric powder, half of red chili powder , coriander powder, Cumin pd, Kasuri methi (crush the leave with your both palm on the gravy so as to releasean wonderful aroma )  garam masala powder.  Mix well and add water to get the required consistency  (Depends on how thick or thin gravy you want  . But i had the gravy not too thick nor too thin )  . 
  • At last i added a little sugar to balance the taste all the ingredients used.
  • Reduce the heat and let it boil. 
  • Once you get required consistency turn off the gas. 

For Koftas

(See the measurements under For kofta's ) 

  •   Mash the yam well and add corn flour, salt, green chillies,  red chilli powder,cumin pd and turmeric pd
  • Add chopped coriander leaves to it too.
  •  Mix well and make small balls and deep fry/ fry them in an kuli paniyaram pan  till golden brown.(Note: Frying in kuli panniyaram make it more healthier and reduces the amount of oil needed. You just have add 2 tbsp of oil in each hole and fry them both side. Turn the kofta's with an skewer ).
  •  Drain on kitchen paper. Kofta's are ready.

To Serve

 While serving, pour gravy in the bowl and top it with koftas. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti chapati or even rice. 


  • Instead of adding almonds you can also make this gravy richer by using Cashew paste.
  • You can increase  or decrease the spices as much as you can handle.

Sending to Homely Food

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  1. Wow!!super tempting curry, we do make koftas with yam in a slightly different..

  2. The organic yam was Bright in color manju .......... Gravy was tempting............ nice clicks

  3. Simply superb koftas, lovely and yummy gravy...

  4. Love the love fat & greasy version,looks so tempting.looks fantastic.

  5. Yam kofta curry sounds interesting n delicious...u made the koftas in healthy way, looks super tempting...loved all ur clicks n presentation...great job manju, keep going!'

  6. it is new to me, looks delicious will try manju

  7. oraganic yam
    that is new to me but ur kofta has come out too good
    what had turned out as new dish for me seems a hit now
    yam kofta curry

    love the clicks and thanks for linking up to my give away event


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