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Simple, low-oil and very healthy Yam (Sooran or Jimikand) recipe

Simple, low-oil and very healthy Yam (Sooran or Jimikand) recipe-NWoBS Blog

Yam is also known as Sooran or Jimikand has a coarse and thick outer skin but dont go on its appearance, this vegetable is very healthy. So if you want to stay fit, active and also lose weight then include yam in your diet.

Try out this super-easy, low oil Yam (Sooran or Jimikand) recipe that can be eaten alone as a snack as well as with roti, paratha or chutney.

Simple, low-oil and very healthy Yam (Sooran or Jimikand) recipe:


1/2 kg peeled and sliced Yam,
50 gms dry tamarind (imli),
1/2 cup rice that has been soaked in water for atleast an hour,
2 chopped onions,
5 chopped garlic cloves,
1 tbsp ginger paste,
Tomato paste of 3 tomatoes,
1 tsp panch foran masala,
10 curry leaves (meethi neem),
1 tbsp mustard oil

Steps to prepare the Yam recipe:

1) Wash and then boil the sliced yam along with the tamarind. It is boiled with tamarind to neutralise the itchy throat effect it creates if cooked alone. You can substitute tamarind with lime juice by adding lime juice to the recipe after boiling the yam.

2) Grind and make paste of the onions and garlic.

3) In a pan, heat oil and add panch foran masala and curry leaves.

4) Add the onion, garlic and ginger paste and cook for three minutes till the paste turns a slight pink.

5) Add the tomato paste and cook till the oil separates from the paste.

6) Grind the water soaked rice to a semi fine paste and coat the yam with it.

7) Add the rice coated yam to the pan and gently stir to coate the masala evenly all over the yam.

8) Sprinkle a little water all over if the masala looks dry and cook for 5 minutes on low flame till their is a fine coating of the masla crusted all over.

9) Switch off the flame and dish out the yam.

10) Serve with green coriander chutney, rotis or paratha.

The beauty of this dish is that it can eaten as a snack as well as served as main course.


If you want a yam that doesn't create the itchy throat problem then go for the Mumbai variety that is safer as compared to the Desi variety where you mandatorily need the help of tamarind or lemon for preparing any recipe.

Did you know?

Did you know that Yam or Sooran or Jimikand is specially prepared on Diwali day and believed to bring wealth in the households where it is prepared, eaten and offered to God on this day!


So try out this recipe in your kitchen and do share your thoughts with me. If you have a unique recipe you want to share on NWoBS blog then checkout the guidelines how you can publish your recipe on this blog here.

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