Monday, October 17, 2011

Yam fry | Kandagadda Fry

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If you ask me about my comfortable meal, my answer would be always 'a simple fry and rasam with rice' and I never get tired of eating this kind of meal as I grew up eating it.But the real challenge is how to make a crispy and tasty fry with out much oil. Thanks to the oven, my job is easy as it always gives a perfect low fat crispy fry. Though many deep fry the vegetable to get crispy fry,my mom used to fry the vegetables over low flame with less oil but it is really time consuming and also requires constant attention. After I started using the oven, I started using it for various things like this on daily basis other than just baking cakes and breads in it.I have mentioned three different ways to make this fry and you can follow it according to your preference and liking.

Ingredients:
250 gms Yam/Kandagadda
3/4 tsp Red chili powder
1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
Method:
  • Cut the outer layer of the skin using a sharp knife and cut yam into thin slices(4-5mm) into triangles,rectangles and squares.Drop them in water until its usage.
  • Pressure cook yam slices with tamarind water and turmeric powder for 1 whistle or cook on stove until it is 3/4th cooked.Drain them and let it cool completely.
  • Now follow any of these 3 methods which I mentioned below.I followed the oven method which is healthy and less calorie version and also yields very crispy fry.
method1:
  • Line the baking tray with silver foil and arrange these slices in a single layer and sprinkle some oil over it and bake in oven at 150 deg for 25-30 mins.Keep an eye after 20 mins so that they will not get burnt.If the edges are crispy and changes its color means its done.
  • Heat 1tsp of oil in a non stick pan and add the oven fried yam slices and fry over medium flames for 3-4 mins.Add salt and red chili powder and give a nice saute at the end which helps in coating the slices with red chili powder.
method2:
  • Deep fry them in oil until golden brown and crisp.
  • Heat 1tsp of oil in a non stick pan and add the oven fried yam slices and fry over medium flames for 3-4 mins.Add salt and red chili powder and give a nice saute at the end which helps in coating the slices with red chili powder.
method3:
  • In a wide non-stick kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and arrange the yam slices in a single layer and let them fry for 4-5 mins until crisp on one side and turn them to the other side and fry them again for 4-5 mins.
  • Add salt and red chili powder and give a nice saute at the end which helps in coating the slices with red chili powder.
Serve it fresh and hot with hot rice,dal/rasam and papad.

Notes:
  1. Do not cover the fry once it is done as it will make it soggy,so always try to make it fresh before having it.
  2. You can follow any of these same methods for vegetables like arbi/colocasia and potatoes (pressure cook first peel skin and slice into rounds and follow any of the three methods),ladies finger,tindora and brinjal(just slice it and follow any of the methods).
  3. You can add different masalas like garlic chili powder or curry powder or sabzi masala instead of red chili powder for different variations.
  4. You can even add curry leaves while frying the vegetable on the tawa.
  5. Do not bake in oven for long time until it is very crisp as it makes the fry very hard and crispy,once the edges are crisp and the top layer is slightly crisp it is enough to remove.This gives a crispier bite with soft flesh inside for the vegetable.

33 comments:

Sravs said...

Tempting and delicious fry !! love to have with sambar rice !!

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Raji said...

The fry looks really crispy and yum..I like the oven roasting method..reduces so many extra calories.

PriyaVaasu said...

They look amazing!!!1 u have tempted me to make some now!!!

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks and yummy yummy yarm fry..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow yummy fry,i too make this same way...love to have it with rasam:)Love the first click prathy,luks beautiful...

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and very tempting :)

Chitra said...

I love this a lot. was searching for this recipe. bookmarked !!

jeyashrisuresh said...

i am a big fan of this yam, but nobody likes this at my place.i am drooling over this and clicks are good

Sharmilee! :) said...

Crispy and yummy fry...looks very tempting

zareena.b said...

mmmm... they look yummm and crispy. Love these to make.

Kadhyaa said...

Prathy, comfort food for me also rasam and fry and i just cant get over that..the yam fry looks great

Priya said...

Tempting fries,love with sambar rice..

LG said...

Yam fry looks tempting. I had once tried making suvarnagedde and despite, cooking and frying it still itched my tongue very badly!phew..it was an incidence to remember!!!

Kaveri said...

Kanda is one of my favorite...the fry looks really yum

Sush said...

loved your last picture

Prathima Rao said...

Tempting fries!!! Perfect accompaniment to rasam & rice :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

These hassle free fries are easy and light on stomach. Nice, comforting combo with dal, rice
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Akila said...

wow what a fry.... simply love it....
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love these fries and it is indeed a nice idea to use oven. Looks so tempting and perfect.

DEESHA said...

Looks crisp n nice

R said...

the fry pieces look so crispy and delicious.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Long time since I made these... Nicely done..
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Swathi said...

yam fries looks delicious.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yam fry luks yumm and crisp.U can have it as snack too.Thanks for sharing.

Smitha said...

just how i like it!....like chips on the side! yum...

divya said...

love it dear! and looks awesome too!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious I haven't added tamarind to fry yam before

Gayathri NG said...

Flavourful & crispy fry...i can finish the whole plate as it is LOL !!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A perfect fry with curd rice..my all time fav

Shobha Kamath said...

Looks nice and crispy. Gr8 pics too!

Dolly said...

Beautiful Clicks and love your presentation. Yam fry looks crispy and delish.

Pavithra said...

I can just eat this as my snack itself and really miss fresh one's here...Just love to grab them and munch it now.. looks yumm.

Suhaina said...

now...this is the ultimate..cannot stand any more...my HDs fav too..will make these for weekend...love it..slurp.

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