Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jimikand kofta curry/ Yam kofta curry

Hello everyone!  My today's dish was impromptu but it came out real winner in the end. I am sure you must be wondering what is this jimikand or yam.

According to wiki  Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the Elephant foot yam or Whitespot giant arum or Stink lily, is a tropical tuber crop that offers excellent scope for adoption in the tropical countries as a cash crop due to its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various delicious cuisines.

Elephant foot yam is basically a crop of Southeast Asian origin. It grows in wild form in the Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries. In India it is grown mostly in West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa. In India it is popularly known as suran or jimikand in Hindi, senai kizhangu in Tamil, suvarna gedde in Kannada, ol in Bengali, chena (ചേന) in Malayalam, oluo in Oriya, and kanda gadda in Telugu.


Basic taste of yam is very bland but combined with spices and our skill this turns out to be delightful dish.
Let us begin cooking this  delightful curry.

  •  200 gms  Jimikand 
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 50 gms curd 
  • 4tbsp  almonds or cashews
  • 2- 3 green chillies
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 small stick of  cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 2-3 tbsp corn flour or maida
  • 1tsp  turmeric powder
  • 2tsp coriander powder
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp amchoor powder 
  • 1tbsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed
  • oil to fry. + 1tbsp
  • coriander leaves to garnish + extra

Peel skin of jimikand and chop into cubes. Wash and boil in pressure cooker with little water. Once cool drain out all the water and keep boiled jimikand aside.

Make gravy till jimikand cools off. For gravy, grind together onion, tomato, curd, chillies, ginger garlic paste, almonds or cashews, cloves and cinnamon. Keep it separate. In a pan heat 1tbsp oil and add jeera. When it splutters add the gravy paste we made before. Stir till the oil leaves side. Add salt, turmeric powder, half of red chili powder and coriander powder along with garam masala powder.  Mix well and add water to get the required consistency. I needed half a cup of water here. Reduce the heat and let it boil. Once you get required consistency switch off the gas.

In the mean time make koftas. Drain out all the water from boiled jimikand. Mash well and add corn flour, salt, 1 or 2 green chillies, the remaining coriander powder, red chillipowder and amchoor powder. Add chopped coriander leaves to it too. Mix well and make small balls and deep fry till golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper. Your koftas are ready.

While serving, pour gravy in the bowl and top it with koftas. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti chapati or even rice.

Hope you liked this dish.

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  1. LIpsmacking good kofta curry. Curry looks finger licking good Meenu. Parcel me plsssss.

  2. very unique Meena. nice recipe thanks for sharing

  3. Hi Meena, have never tried anything with Yam but this seems different will give it a try.

  4. Really good looking koftas.. Love the white gravy & the dark koftas in it..

  5. Very innovative recipe dear :) looks superb and yum

  6. delicious koftas ,looks so nice,new to me.

  7. looks very healthy..yummy!!

  8. The gravy is quite different mom makes it in brown onion gravy (Daag) .. the Sindhi way.

  9. I surely agree that its a winner. I mean its obvious and I adore such savory goodies.

  10. Color of the curry itself is pleasing.. Loved the kofta idea with yam.. must have tasted too good.. :)

  11. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

  12. OMG! Delicious kofta curry Meena :-)

  13. On friday I made Yam koftas to go with the Biryani recipe I posted today!! These are yummy!

  14. I like all kofta currys ur looks tempting..

  15. That's a wonderful dish, what a healthy addition...too good.

  16. very inviting..awesome..
    Todays recipe:

  17. oh wow! never have tried koftas with this! very helpful post, dear.

  18. sounds interesting and new to me...
    wonderful and delicious dish :)

  19. Looks delicious ....gravy is so rich in texture...loved it


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