Friday, May 17, 2013

Kachil Puzhukku

KACHIL PUZHUKKU
  Ingredients:
  • Kachil/Greater yam/purple yam-250g
  • Turmeric powder-a couple of pinches
  • Water- as required
  • Coconut grated-1/2cup
  • Green chillies/bird's eye chilly-4(as per your spice level)
  • Small onion-4-5
  • Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  • Mustard seeds-1/4tsp
  • Dry red chilly-2(halved)
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil-as required



Kachil/Grater Yam

Method:
  • Peel off the skin and wash well.Cut into medium size cubes.
  • In a pressure cooker add kachil pieces,turmeric,salt and enough water to cook.
  • Open the cooker after it cooked well and the pressure settle down.
  • Mash the cooked pieces with the back of the ladle.
  • Grind grated coconut,green chilies,2-3 curry leaves and 2-3 small onions into a coarse mixture or you can crushed it in a mortar and pestle also.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds.Add sliced small onions,curry leaves,dried red chillies and stir for few minutes.
  • Add ground/crushed coconut mixture,a pinch of turmeric and stir well.
  • Add the mashed kachil pieces to this and stir well for few minutes.Adjust the salt.
  • Switch off the heat.Drizzle coconut oil on top of it.
NOTES:
  •  You can cook them in a vessel also.But it may take longer time than the yam.So its best to cook them in a pressure cooker.
  • In some places,coconut oil and curry leaves are added instead of seasoning.
  • You can add cumin seeds while grinding the coconut mixture,if you likes the taste. 

   
 
Serve warm with Rice and Enjoy.....

Happy Cooking!!!
 
 
           

6 comments:

  1. very interesting recipe.looks yummy.

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    1. Hi Meena,
      Thank you for your lovely comment..It's healthy dish too...

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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    1. Hi Arthy,
      It's my fav.....Hope you liked this recipe...

      Cheers
      LOTUS

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  3. Looks wonderful and delicious dear :-)

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    1. Hi Nilu,
      Yeah It was delicious...Thanks for your lovely comment...
      Cheers
      LOTUS

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