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 :)
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
1 large onions
2 medium sized tomato
4 tbsp almonds
1 Bay leaf
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.
(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.
(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.
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.
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