Monday, September 27, 2010

Chenna/Yam Pachadi


Chenna or yam pachadi is a delicious way to cook yam. I tried this recipe after I saw it in Lakshmi Nair Cookery show. This is a simple and quick recipe and she called it "instant pachadi'. I brought a little variation to the original which was like a chutney- grinding all the raw ingredients in a blender and then adding the thadka. The recipe had asked to use raw yam, but I was a it reluctant to try that since I did not get fresh yam and tried this with the frozen one.

Ingredients
Yam- chopped- 2 cup
Coconut- 1/2 cup
yogurt- 1 cup
Green chilly- 3 
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Jaggery- 1 tsp
Tamarind a small ball
oil
Shallot -1
mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilly-3
Curry leaves-
Salt to taste


Chop the yam into small cubes. Cook this along with slitted green chilly, tamarind juice and salt.

Make a fine paste of coconut, ginger, a pinch of  mustard seeds. When the yam cooks add this paste and mix well. Simmer for a minute and add yogurt and heat it for a few seconds in low flames. Add jaggery powder and set aside.
In a separate pan heat oil  and allow mustard seeds to crackle.Fry chopped shallots, red chillies and curry leaves and add to the pachadi. This can be served with rice.

Note: The quicker version of this recipe ( as per the cookery show) is to grind  into a coarse paste, coconut, yam, green chilly, ginger and tamarind. Mix in the yogurt and set aside. Finally heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it crackles add sliced shallots, dry red chilly, curry leaves and fry. Pour this over the pachadi and mix well.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy. 

39 comments:

  1. Never had this yam pachadi, will definitely try next time once i'll get yams, thanks for sharing Suja..

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  2. never tried chena pachadi before..will try it soon...

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  3. Çok güzel görünüyor. Leziz ve iştah açıcı ellerinize sağlık.

    Saygılar.

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  4. This is definitely a new kind of pachadi for me

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  5. New to me too... But it looks like worth a try...

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  6. pachadi looks wonderful suja ..very new to me ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  7. we dont get yam here so i havent really cooked with it..but it sounds like a really nice recipe 2 keep

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  8. Hi chechi, njanum kandirunu, undakki nokanam ennu akruthy erikayrunu..Recipe kandal ariyam alle nallathairikum enne...
    Nalla click tto...

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  9. Never tried making pachadi with yam. Looks so good !!

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  10. new dish to me.....looks a tasty sweet treat...

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  11. looks so creamy and delicious Suja

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  12. Never tasted a pachadi with yam...looks tempting dear.

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  13. I have never tried yam before .... Suja this recipe is worth a try.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  14. Never tried this dish. Looks lavish . Would try to attempt preparing it soon.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Dankoo Suja for sharing...Next time for Onam now I have no excuse..hehe :D

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  16. Never heard of this dish before..looks great..will give it a shot sometime!

    US Masala

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  17. It's new to me but sounds so yummy dear...

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  18. I have not heard yam being tried for pachadi...looks def worth a try as its a nice recipe and beautiful looking dish

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  19. Absolutely new recipe for me. Looks delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

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  20. wow adipoli ayittundu ithuvare try cheythittilla ingane will try soon

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  21. thats a totally new dish but looks so yummilicious. worth a try.

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  22. new 2 me...luv yam in any form tnx a lot 4 sharing dear

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  23. New to me .Sounds interesting!!

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  24. Sounds interesting and innovative

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  25. very new to me but looing so tasty i will try it

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  26. new yam recipe.. worth trying!

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  27. Adipoli suja..njan chena kazhichuitu kalam marannu..ente DHinu allergy annu ithu..so undakarillya..hmmmm

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  28. Randu divasam mumbu amma parayunna kettu potato pachadide recipe evideyo kandenne..Njan ethu vare try cheythu nokkiyilla..Ethu kandittu superb!! Oru divasam potatoyum yamum okke try cheyyam..Nice recipe..

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  29. First time here.. The yam curry looks yummy.. I just know a couple of ways to cook yam.. this one looks easy and delicious!

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  30. A nice way of cooking yam...interesting.

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  31. Never tried pachadi with yam,but I remember my mom making it,thanks for the recipe!

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  32. Hi, u got a sunshine award http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

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