Karunai Kizhangu Masiyal

Karunai KizhanguKarunaiKizhangu (Yam) is a common vegetable in tamil nadu. There are two types of Yam available in the market. We call Yam as a Karunai Kizhangu. Elephant Yam is the Senai kizhangu. You can see the karunai kizhangu in the picture. Karunai kizhangu masiyal recipe is same as the senai kizhangu masiyal, the only difference is the type of yam used here.

Masiyal is nothing but "cooked and smashed". KarunaiKizhangu Masiyal is a famous dish in Tamil nadu.


KarunaiKizhangu (Yam)1/2 kg
Corainder leavesFew
SaltTo Taste
Thurdal1 Cup
Green Chilli4
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
Ginger1 small Piece
Grated Coconut2 Teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Urdal1 teaspoon

  • Chop the green chilli and keep it aside
  • Finely chop the KarunaiKizhangu and pressure cook the KarunaiKizhangu and smash it well and keep it aside
  • Pressure cook the thurdaal and smash it well
  • Mix the cooked and smashed daal along with thurdaal
  • To this add salt, turmeric powder and allow it to boil
  • In a separate pan, add oil and when the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds
  • When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urdhal and fry it till it becomes golden color
  • To this add chopped green chilli,smashed ginger and fry it and remove from flame and add it to the boiling senai masiyal and mix it well
  • Remove from flame and when the senai masiyal cools off add lemon extract and mix it well
  • In a separate pan, add some oil and add the grated coconut.Fry it till it becomes golden brown color. Add the fried coconut to the KarunaiKizhangu Masiyal
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves
  • Now the yummy KarunaiKizhangu Masiyal is ready to serve.
Karunai Kizhangu Masiyal
If you like Karunai Kizhangu, then you can also try karunai kizhangu puliyitta porichia kuzhambu

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Ma'm, you don't smash your veggies, but 'mash' :)

My grandma used to make a masiyal with karunai kizhangu. Sometimes, it used to create an itch in the tongue and throat. Then she figured out something - never happened after that. Any ideas as to what causes the itch and how to prevent it.

Super mami naaku oorardhu first ism going to try now unga recipe nandri



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