A Techies recipe

This Onam I got an opportunity to test and taste my recipe. I wont argue that it became and wonderful and yummy dish, still it was tasty a taste of something new and of satisfaction.
I am sorry to say that I don’t have any pics of my dish.The story of my experiment starts on last Tuesday . I was speaking to my mother about the next day's Onam dishes. She told me that in her childhood days they used to prepare thoran (dry Keralite dish according to Wikipedia) using the stem of Elephant yam which is found rarely now a days .The traditional dish was replaced with cabbage usually accussed of containing Furadan particles inside the leaves. So I told my mother that this time we can have our traditional one and I agreed to prepare it.

I walked to the our backyard and found two not that much healthy Elephant yam there, cut the stem from one of them. Usually on the day of 'Thiruonam ' we wont hurt any plants or animals, so all vegetables and leaves should be picked a day before Thiruvonam.The next day after my breakfast I started my experimentation.

So like that in a recipe blog we can check out the ingredients.

Elephant yam stem (minced ) - 2 cups (approx.)
Urad dal - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seed - 1 teaspoon
Coconut oil - 2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Coconut (minced ) - 2 tablespoon
Garlic - a little one
Cumin seeds - 1/2 1 teaspoon
Green Chilies - 4 no.
Dried Red Chilies - 2 no.
Salt - as required
Curry leaf - 4 or 5 no.

Now we can start.

Wash the minced yam in water by adding half teaspoon turmeric powder.Press and bring out the waterHeat oil in pan and add mustard seeds ,add Urad after all the mustard seeds have burst Stir until Urad becomes red.Add Curry leaves, chopped red chilies and minced yam stem. Sprinkle salt water over it and pack together with a spoon .Close it with a lid and cook in low flame.

Put the rest of turmeric powder, cumin seeds, green chilies, minced coconut and peeled garlic and blend in your mixer. Add the potpourri to the pan and mix it throughout. Again pack together and cook or some time in low flame.

Ahh finished !!! the dish is ready.
Blogging will take much time than cooking.Savor you nutritious yam thoran.

image courtesy: wiki

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Swatantra
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September 7, 2009 at 5:09 AM delete

That's interesting!! I heard for the first time about a plant named elephant yum..
Thanks for the visit to my blog, do come again!!

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