Monday, November 29, 2010

Yam Roast / Senaikizhangu Roast

Yam or Suran or Senaikizhanguis a tuber that grows underground. It has a very wonderful earthy flavor to it and is used in many South Indian meal preparations. I had some guests over last week and I wanted to serve them some special appetizer than the usual store bought ones. So decided to make this Yam Roast. It is a very easy and a very simple appetizer to make. You can try the same dish with different tubers like Potato, Taro Root and Sweet Potato. I used a convection oven to bake and roast these Yam and it is healthy too as there is much less oil than the actual frying.The taste was so awesome that they just could not stop munching.



Ingredients:

Yam - 2 Cups
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Paprika Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp
Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
Salt - Taste

Method:


  • Cut the Yam into bite sized pieces and add them into a bowl.
  • Add the Olive Oil and coat all the Yam pieces well with the oil.
  • Mix all the dry spices in a different bowl so that they get blended into a homogeneous mix.
  • Now add all the dry spices to the Yam cubes and mix well so that all the spices are well coated on the yam.
  • Add the Lemon Juice and mix well and marinate for about an hour. The spices will be absorbed by the yam.
  • Take a baking sheet lined with a aluminum foil and spray it with an olive oil spray. Place the marinated Yam cubes on the sheet.
  • Pre-heat the oven to about 350OF and place the baking tray in the oven.
  • This should take about 12-15 minutes until it gets done completely.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the Yam Roast with Tomato sauce or with any dipping of your choice.

18 comments:

Satrupa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I am flattered :-) You have a lovely space and some nice recipes. Yams look awesome .....

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

This is awesome,love the idea of bake than to deep fry.

Nithu Bala said...

what a lovely recipe..loved it..thanks for sharing the recipe..

Vibaas said...

senaikizhangu is fav and i have to try this recipe. bookmarked :)

Priya Sreeram said...

hey this is one lovely recipe, will try it out

Kurinji said...

looks spicy...

Priya said...

Yumm, my favourite roast, love it very much..

Shivani said...

very yummy recipe thanks for sharing
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aipi said...

Love the crust..very nice recipe!

US Masala

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy delicious roast,looks very tempting with toothpicks!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I like this savoury fried yam, sound so delicious!

sangeeta said...

Yummy looking yam . Never tried roasting them though i make fired chips . Will try soon.

Indie.Tea said...

It looks and sounds delicious.

indianspicemagic said...

Wow .yummy and delicious.

Padhu said...

Delicious roast!!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks v crispy and yummy !!

Me... said...

Yummy yam roast. I am not getting them mch here and I miss them a lot. Crisy and delicious I would love to have them with hot tomato-ginger rasam...

Shobha
www.anubhavati.wordpress.com

Gayu said...

Hi Shobha,
You can try them in the frozen section at any Indian store or canned vegetables section. They come named as Yam or Suran.