Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Hi Buddies,

Starting off with an authentic recipe this year !!! I had been to India for a vacation recently and enjoyed my favorite dishes made by mom. Kanda Bachali koora/ Malabar spinach and elephant Yam curry is one of them. Apart from being tasty, it’s very healthy. Malabar Spinach is an excellent source of iron and folate. Elephant Yam also has a ton of health benefits.Click here for more details.Alright! straight to the recipe now.Enjoy cooking and eating too !!!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
No of Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Elephant Yam (cubed): 2 cups
Malabar Spinach: 1 bunch
Mustard Seeds for powder: 1 tbsp.
Turmeric: pinch
Green Chili: 1-2
Mustard Seeds: 2 tbsp.
Tamarind Pulp: Big gooseberry size.
Red Chili: 2
Chana Dal: 1 tbsp.
Urad Dal: 1 tbsp.
Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp.
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp.
Asafoetida: pinch
Oil: 2 tbsp.
Salt: As per taste
Water: 3-4 tbsp.

Method:

  • Wash and cut Malabar spinach roughly.
  • Wash, peel and cut yam into small cubes. I have used frozen yam cubes.
  • Cook them together with a pinch of salt.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Powder 1 tbsp of mustard seeds with 1/2 tsp. of salt and keep it aside.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Heat a pan with 2 tbsp. of oil .Add chana dal, urad dal and red chilies to it.
  • After a minute, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and hing to it.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • When they start to splutter, add green chilies to it and fry them a little.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Now add cooked yam and Malabar spinach along with the salt.Cook it for 5 minutes.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Add tamarind pulp to it and cook it for another 2 minutes.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Add little water to mustard powder to make it as a paste.
  • Add this paste to the curry and turn off the stove (Don’t keep it on flame after adding mustard paste, as this makes the curry bitter).
  • Wait for 30 minutes before serving (as curry absorbs the mustard flavor by then).
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

 

 

  • Serve it with hot rice and ghee.
Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

Yam and Malabar Spinach Curry / Kanda Bachali Koora

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