Chena curry recipes

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Chena Mezhukkupuratti – Chena Roast / Senai Kizhangu Curry – Yam Stir Fry

Chena Mezhukkupuratti – Chena Roast / Senai Kizhangu Curry – Yam Stir Fry

Elephant yam or Chena (in Malayalam) or Senai kizhangu (in Tamil) is one of the stir fry’s that is so much-loved in my home
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Yam Curry / Chena Asthram

Yam Curry / Chena Asthram

When it pop up adds grated coconut, when it becomes light brown colour add shallots, curry leaves and red chilli and sauté for few minute
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Yam-Moong beans /Chena Cherupayar Curry

Yam-Moong beans /Chena Cherupayar Curry

Curry leaves. Once it cooked, add grind coconut mix to cooked yam along with curry leaves. Then pour it over prepared yam curry
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Chena Theyal / Yam cooked in roasted coconut and tamarind gravy

Chena Theyal / Yam cooked in roasted coconut and tamarind gravy

Cook chena with turmeric , green chilli and few curry leaves till fork tender and keep aside. Then add the pearl onion and remaining curry leaves
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Chena Ulli Theeyal

Chena Ulli Theeyal

Add curry leaves and and dry red chilli and fry for a minute. Pour this to the curry and serve hot. Instead of grinding tamarind, it can be soaked in water and added to the curry
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Cherupayar Chena Puzhukku - Kerala Style

Cherupayar Chena Puzhukku - Kerala Style

Add curry leaves and roughly crushed garlic. This is a very simple and tasty preparation of green gram/ cherupayar and yam/chena
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Chena Vazhaikka Erissery - Yam and Raw banana Erissery -Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Chena Vazhaikka Erissery - Yam and Raw banana Erissery -Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Vishu is the season for a lot of vegetables where vellary (Curry Cucumber) and jackfruit (Chakka) are most common, and so most of the recipes during vishu are made with vellary and jack fruit
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Chena Kaya Erissery- Onam Sadya Recipes

Chena Kaya Erissery- Onam Sadya Recipes

Add curry leaves and dry red chilies. Pour this over the curry and mix well. One cup of water will do for this curry
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Chena Mezhukkuperatti – Senai Kizhangu Roast – Elephant foot Yam Stir Fry

Chena Mezhukkuperatti – Senai Kizhangu Roast – Elephant foot Yam Stir Fry

I just love this simple curry with a generous sprinkle of coconut oil. Elephant yam or Chena (in Malayalam) or Senai kizhangu (in Tamil) is one of the stir fry’s that is so much-loved in my home
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Chena Mezhukkupuratti / Elephant Yam Stir Fry

Chena Mezhukkupuratti / Elephant Yam Stir Fry

Add curry leaves,garlic and shallots and saute until it turns translucent. Thoroughly rinse the cubed chena/yam
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Chena Erissery

Chena Erissery

Add sliced small onion and curry leaves. I feel that Chena (yam) has a meaty texture and may be that’s why it’s one of my fav veggies
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Yam/Chena Erissery

Yam/Chena Erissery

Splutter mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Elephant Yam(Chena) - 300 gm. 2)When the payar is nearly cooked, add chena and allow it to cook. 4)When the chena and payar are fully cooked, add the above ground mixture. 9)Add the above seasoning into the chena curry
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Koottu curry / Mixed Vegetable curry

Koottu curry / Mixed Vegetable curry

You can add other vegetables like chembu/colocasia, Chena/yam etc in koottu curry. Curry leaves - few. Koottu curry is ready to be served
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Kootu Curry / Yam and chickpeas curry

Kootu Curry / Yam and chickpeas curry

you can use a mixture of raw banana and Chena- I did not have raw banana so used frozen yam instead. Heat oil in a pan add the the mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chillies and fry until browned