Friday, August 14, 2009

Karunai Kizhangu Kola Urundai/Yam Savoury Balls

Karunai kizhangu which is called as elephant foor yam is quiet rich in protein than okras.. KarunaiKizhangu kola urundai,its a snack or else a starter... can replace usual samosa,rolls in a party..very easy to make n ppls whoever hate this elephantfoot  yam will  fall in love with this kola balls...Even kids love this...Some peoples will definitely feel itching while removing the skin of elephantfoot yam , to prevent this take a tbsp of oil and spread as hand cream on ur hands...some may be allergic to this vegetable,its better to cook in small quantity while preparing dishes with this healthy yam to find out whether peoples at home are nt allergic to this yam variety..this kola urundai/savoury balls are my mom's special snack dish, she started preparing this balls after watching them in a TV show long back and i can definitely say this savoury balls are my family's favourite..


1/2kg Elephantfoot yam
1/2cup Onion ( chopped)
1 cup Coconut (grated)
1tbsp Ginger (chopped)
1 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
4 nos Green chillies
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Chana dal
1 tsp Blackgram dal
3 nos Red chillies
1 tsp Fennel seed powder/sombu powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
2cups Roasted split chickpeas/pottukadalai
Salt
Oil for deepfrying



Cut the elephantfoot yam into small cube pieces and wash them in cold water...Heat 1 cup of  water with turmeric powder and yam pieces..cook it for 5 minutes.

Keep a kadai in a stove...heat oil , add mustard,black gram dal,channa dal,red chillies and let them turn brown ..add chopped onion,saute until its turns transparent...now add chopped ginger pieces, garlic pieces and green chillies to the onion...saute them well for 5 minutes,finally add the cooked yam pieces...put the flame to simmer,add salt but never add water...stir it well n cook slowly in simmer flame...smash the yam pieces a little bit with a wooden spatule...add grated coconut to the slightly mashed yam pieces and put off the stove..let them get cool...

Meanwhile grind the roasted split chick peas to fine powder...sieve it and keep aside .Grind the already cooked yam pieces in a blender...shouldnt add even a single drop of water even it will be difficult to grind the yam pieces. Try to grind it nicely like vada batter and finally add garam masala and fennelseed powder, the chickpeas powder to the mix...while making balls, this mix  shouldnt stick in ur palms or in ur fingers..if its sticky add more chick peas powder.

Fry as deep frying and serve with ketchup!!

28 comments:

  1. We call Elephant foot Yam - Suran....they are really nutritrious...

    The savoury balls look tempting and perfect tea time snack

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  2. We usually make yam fries at my native..havent seen a snack like this so far..the color and the ingredientssay it all !!

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  3. We dont cook this veg at home but urs is inviting and tempting me to try !!

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  4. The suran is very healthy and your snack looks yum, sadly we do not get them here.

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  5. Coconut, fennel powder, chutney dal powder added in the urundais, must have tasted real good! Wonderful savoury balls!

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  6. definetly a different yummy recipe..should give a try...looks perfect

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  7. savory balls looks really delicious....nice click priya....

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  8. nice recipe to make with yam..

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  9. I tried yam in curries but not s snacks.It looks lip smacking...

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  10. This is very interesting - have usually only made varruval or chips from yam...

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  11. Thats a nice snack! Karunai kizhangu is very healthy,good to have a nice recipe:)

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  12. Wow,,great recipe Priya,really wanted to taste these..never tried anything with chickpea powder,sound so good...

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  13. I have never cooked Yam at home, so no clue on how it tastes, but I can surely say that these savory balls look amazing!

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  14. Looks mouthwatering!!Yummy!!Have tried making only dry curry with yam b4..Have to try this

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  15. i love this, in gujarati its called suran and love it deep fried. These savory balls look fantastic!

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  16. Hi priya, "Karunai kola urandai" looks crispy and delicious. I too make this recipe but slightly different. Will try ur version soon...

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  17. This is a wonderful authentic recipe dear. Gonna try as soon as possible. Kola urunadai looks beautiful.
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  18. Sounds yum Priya! And looks great.

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  19. Looks yummmy new one for me priya! Will surely try out!

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  20. Looks delicious. Nice one, i love Karunai kizhangu.

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  21. Hi Priya,

    Karunai Kizhangu Kola Urindai looks delish....Reminds me of cutlets...YUM!!!
    Do visit my blogit when you can...

    Shobha

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  22. Kanda vada, Karunai kizhangu we call in telugu Kanda wow what a color and my most fav side dish for sambar rice looks tempting.....

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  23. This is really new and yummy dish. I have made curry with yam. This is perfect for eve snack.

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  24. Lovely balls priya..I have never made with yam...

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  25. I have made curry with yam.But never tried snack like this so far..urs is inviting and tempting me to try Priya:)

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  26. Different recipe. Looks yummy and tempting.

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  27. just made yam fry today for lunch ! yummy..my hubby's favourite !will try these soon

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