Yam Hot, Sweet and Sticky Style
Food Blogging Marathon from 2/9/2013 to 30/9/2013.
Each day a new alphabet. 4 categories.
International Flavors / Fusion flavors,
Street Food / Condiments / Misc / Recipe less Posts on Food
I was thinking of something with Yam for alphabet Y and I did not want to make the regular yam curry or Yam Bhaaji which we make to eat with chapatis or rice. I happen to see a cookery show which was showing some street food recipes from Malaysia and Indonesia. There was this pork recipe which had interesting flavours and looked good. It was some sort of sour/sticky/hot and sweet reicpe. I don't like vinegar so I substituted that with tamarind.
Here is my 7th recipe for International / fusion category. This was to be a baked recipe but somehow I ended with this as an extra in this category and one less in baked category.
250 gms Yam cut into pieces as shown
3 - 4 tamarind pieces
1 big onion
2 tblsp chopped garlic
2 tblsp chopped ginger
2 tblsp chopped green chillies
4 tblsp brown sugar or jaggery ( I used jaggery)
salt to taste
4 tblsp oil
Once all the jaggery is dissolved and the pieces are well coated serve hot garnished with a few pieces of coriander leaves.
Serve this as a snack.
Note: It is very important to cook Yam with the tamarind. Some times yam gives irritation or itchy feeling to the throat. Tamarind helps in removing this irritation. It also gives the sour taste to the yam and helps in retaining the shape and does not get over cooked.
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