Senai Chops – Elephant Foot Yam Chops Recipe

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Recipe for Senai Kizhangu Chops. Easy to do Yam chops with step by step pictures.Β 

I have a couple of these old books that I have got from my mom that has some recipes which are pure genius. These are no name cook books written in tamil. The first 15 pages and the last 15 pages and then some middle have gone missing. My mom has had it for over 40 years now. This recipe for senai kizhangu chops is from this book. Its a regular recipe at home. Its so easy to make and so so good to eat. Pair it with rasam sadam and you will have a heavenly lunch.
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Here is how to do Senai Kizhangu Chops.
Prep
Clean and chop the Senai Kizhangu into one inch size cubes. Keep the slices thick. Soak the senai kizhangu in salt water for five minutes. Drain the water and set aside.
Note: Some people might feel their palms itch badly after cleaning yam. Apply oil or wear gloves when cleaning and cutting yam.
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Add in the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well to combine and make sure that the masalas coat the senai kizhangu well. If you want it spicy, add more red chilli powder.
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Now take a pressure cooker and add in little water (1/2 cup) to the bottom of the pan. Place the masala coated yam bowl inside the cooker. Do not add any water to the yam. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for exactly two whistles. Switch off the flame and wait for the pressure to settle naturally. Do not cook for long.
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Senai is cooked and ready!

Heat oil in a wide skillet until hot. Add in the cooked senai kizhangu and add in few sprigs of curry leaves. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp. I use two forks to turn the senai kizhangu. Its the perfect tool.
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Remove from the pan and squeeze some lemon on top of the roasted chops and sprinkle some coriander leaves. Serve with rice and rasam.
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Senai Chops – Elephant Foot Yam Chops Recipe

Recipe for Senai Kizhangu Chops / Senai Kizhangu Roast. Easy to do Yam chops with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 250 grams Elephant foot yam / Senai Kizhangu
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 5 teaspoon oil
  • 45 sprigs curry leaves
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 sprig coriander leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Clean and chop the Senai Kizhangu into one inch size cubes. Keep the slices thick. Soak the senai kizhangu in salted water for five minutes. Drain the water and set aside.
  2. Add in the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well to combine and make sure that the masalas coat the senai kizhangu well.
  3. Cook the yam in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  4. Heat oil in a wide skillet until hot. Add in the cooked senai kizhangu and add in few sprigs of curry leaves. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp.
  5. Remove from the pan and squeeze some lemon on top of the roasted chops and sprinkle some coriander leaves. Serve with rice and rasam.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

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16 thoughts on “Senai Chops – Elephant Foot Yam Chops Recipe”

  1. Kothai Kumanan

    Hello Suguna! Since you’ve lived overseas, you can appreciate how sometimes ingredients aren’t always available. Do you have any suggestions for a good substitute for the yam? I’m at a loss but would love to try this receipe!

  2. Hi,

    Have read in few of the websites that Senai needs to be boiled in Tamarind water, before cooking, otherwise it would create itching in the throat. Please let me know if this won’t create any irritation

      1. Thank You!! Will try this recipe and share my feedback.

        I am great fan of your Alamelu’s Chettinad Meen Kulambu.

  3. My favourite ka. Thank you for the recipe .. please post South Indian non veg thali n veg thali too
    ka.






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