This yam ( root vegetable) contains many
health benefits.Known as ‘ Maravalli ‘in
Tamil,’Kappa‘ in Malayalam,’Manioc‘ in
Sinhala…..(google check for other names)
This yam is cooked in many ways according to
different cuisines .
I normally boil it with turmeric ,peppercorns
add coconut and have it with Coconut
Sambol .( Pol Sambol) the Lankan way and my
Today I’m going to share with you a Kerala
dish ‘ Kappa korma’.
Breakfast for iddli was on the menu,and I
thought to make something different to be
served with and this recipe flickered on.
Recently when we visited Kerala,the hotel we
stayed hosted a cookery demonstration
and that’s where I extracted the idea from.
Can be served with
rice,chappathi,appams,iddlis ,bread dosas.
My combination today was with iddli .
Let me share this authentic and tasty recipe
with you all.
1 small yam ( cleaned and cut into strips) and soaked in water
1 onion chopped
6-7 garlic cloves
1 inch piece ginger
3-4 green chillies
1 big tomato
Whole garam masala ( saunf,cloves,cardamon,cinammon)
1/2 tsp turmeric
3/4 tsp chilli powder
2 tblsp oil
Salt to taste
For coconut paste
1/2- 3/4 th cup coconut
1 tsp sesame seeds
Saute this in a little oil and grind to paste .
First grind the ingredients in italics to a paste
and set aside.
Heat oil in a pressure pan,add the whole garam
masala and the green chilli paste with
salt and saute for a minute and then add
Next add in the tomatoes,with the yam ,chilli
powder,and turmeric powder and saute for
another 2 minutes.
Add the coconut paste now and mix well.
Add 1-2 cups water and pressure cook for 3
Allow the steam to be released on its own.Serve