Chena Curry (Elephant Yam Curry)

Elephant Yam(Chena) masiyal

Category : Vegetarian, Curries
15 min
Recipe by Anjali P
6 Reviews | Write a Review
  • Chena Curry (Elephant Yam Curry)
  • Chena Curry (Elephant Yam Curry)

Chena Curry (Elephant Yam Curry)

Elephant Yam(Chena) masiyal

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Serves :
4 Adult(s)
Chena Curry (Elephant Yam Curry)


Elephant yam(Chena) - 400 gm
Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) - 50 gm
Asafoetida(Kayam) - A pinch
Lemon - 1
Oil for seasoning


Step 1. Cut chena into small pieces.
Step 2. Cook the chenas along with the red gram and green chillies in a pressure cooker.
Step 3. Grind the cooked chena and dal in a mixer. Keep this aside.
Step 4. Heat a little oil in a pan or a kadai.
Step 5. Pour the fine paste of yam/chena and dhal.
Step 6. Add the seasoning after frying them in oil or ghee.
Step 7. Allow the mixture to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Step 8. Add salt and mix well.
Step 9. Then add coriander leaves.
Step 10. Finally add a few drops of lemon juice.
Step 11. :- Serve with plain rice.

Add little curd, it will come out very well. Also add seasoning - little fenugreek seeds. Rajeev


easy cooking. tastes good. i just modified with chilly powder and without adding the lemon juice.


Taste was ok. But it itches the tongue. Didnt like it much overall.


very easy to prepare. i just modified it by adding chilli powder and also by not grinding chena and dal


This is a great curry. thanks for the recipe.

Indu Francis

It was a very delicious recipie and easy to cook. Please do send me more of such easy go ones. I work as a Research Coordinator in Cambridge University. I`m from Ernakulam - Palarivattom. Bye, Indu

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