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    Spicy Yam Curry

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    The yam in this (suran), is related to the sweet potato. However, that being said, do not look for a marshmallow topped, brown sugar filled concoction. This is definitely all curry, and is a bit spicy as well. Eat as a vegetarian main dish, or as a side dish to other recipes. If you cannot find suran, just substitute sweet potato or white potatoes. I am sure they would work well.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat mustard oil or ghee in a large saucepan and add cumin seed.
    2. 2
      Cook 30 seconds or until fragrant, but do not burn.
    3. 3
      Add chopped onion, garlic, and cayenne pepper, cooking for several minutes or until onions begin to soften.
    4. 4
      Stir in diced yam, diced tomatoes, salt, and curry powder.
    5. 5
      Mix tamarind paste with warm water and add to pan.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until yam is tender, adding water if necessary to keep from sticking.
    7. 7
      Stir in thawed peas and cook for 1-2 minutes more, or until peas are tender.
    8. 8
      Serve garnished with chopped cilantro, with freshly steamed basmati rice (optional).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 26, 2008

      55

    • on July 01, 2008

      55

      What a healthy delicious dish! I don't think I cooked it for 25 mins since the yams cooked quickly than I expected. Served this with Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry and Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf for dinner. Thanks! Made for ZWT4.

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    • on June 28, 2008

      45

      This is a really yummy curry. A lot like aloo mutter, but with yams (I subbed sweet potatoes, actually). I used a teaspoon of mustard seeds in a tablespoon of oil, since I did not have mustard oil. I also omitted the cayenne, as the Madras Curry Powder I used had plenty in it to make this spicy. Nice flavors!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Yam Curry

    Serving Size: 1 (288 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 321.1
     
    Calories from Fat 93
    29%
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 727.5 mg
    30%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.0 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
    38%
    Sugars 8.9 g
    35%
    Protein 5.2 g
    10%

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