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Yam/ Chena Podimas

Chena Podimas

Here is the famous south Indian favorite- podimas but not the classic potato podimas. Here I substituted yam for potato.Yam is a versatile vegetable and this podimas tastes delicious.This goes well with rice and rasam and is now one of our family favorites

Yam- 1/2 lb
shallots/onion chopped- 1/3 cup
green chilly-2
Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Cumin- 1/3tsp
Ginger minced- 1 inch thick
Coconut- 1/3 cup
Urud dal- 1 tsp
Chana dal- 2 tsp
Mustard- 1/3 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Curry leaves- one spring
Red chilly- 2

Cut yam into pieces and cook with salt and one tsp of oil and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry followed by red chilly,chana dal and urud dal. When it is golden brown add hing,onions,ginger and curry leaves.Saute till golden brown. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder and finally the cooked yam and shredded coconut. Mix well,check for salt and allow to fry in medium heat for a few minutes. Serve with rice

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. Thts a lovely recipe, will surely try this out:)

  2. Simply delicious fry, definitely healthy and nutritious..

  3. hmm never tried podimas with yam, i shall try this soon..

  4. wow suja dats looking fab.......

  5. Gorgeous yam mouth is's so tempting

  6. absolutely delicious yam fry....looks so yummy !

  7. Delicious yam stir fry...great with rice...

  8. delicious fry,nice combo...very tempting clicks.

  9. Yummy side-dish.....been a while since I had it, thanks for bringing back fond memories!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

  10. The platter looks so yummy and loved the color contrast,the fiery orange red color yam and the white rice,perfect combination :)!!!

  11. yum.....enikku chena kittilla...

  12. Ethoru adipoli idea annallo..Chena ente fav veggie aayathu kondu enikkithu eshtapedumenne urappannu! Will surely give it a try..

  13. You are lucky suja you are getting senakazhangu where you live - I have to go an hour to get any decent Indian grocery - amma used to make varuval with it - your curry looks super yum!

  14. Wonderful looking stir fry. Yummy combination with rice.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. Delicious and tempting recipe.. looks really good and perfect.. lovely presentation.. thanks for sharing !!

    Indian Cuisine

  16. Yams never looked this tempting..loved all the the spices you used here. Thanks for the recipe dear :)

    US Masala

  17. never tried podimas with chena..must try it some day....

  18. The recipe tells it all Suja.I think most of us love Yam.I can feel the smell.Will try this soon.

  19. Nice yum ..looks so gud n that's makes a yummy platter

  20. Podimas with yam sounds absolutely delicious and unique..must try soon..

  21. Chena podimas looks yummy and tempting. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation.

  22. Looks fantastic Suja. is it true though that we have to make sure yam should be completely cooked before we eat?

  23. Suja, my mom makes this dish..Lovely

  24. Its been ages i had podimas...fantastic!

  25. Never tried making podimas out of yam!!! Looks Yummy!!!! Have some awards for you in my space!!! pls collect them!!!

  26. Sounds really delicious and looks tempting,craving for some now!!

  27. lovely podimas..tempting me your clicks..nice blog glad to follow you..

  28. Yummy podiams. I like it. Its perfect.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,


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