Elephant Yam Curry With Chapathis and Salads

17 min cook time
10 min prep time
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
17 mins

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories349Calories from Fat141
Total Fat15.7g24%Saturated Fat2.9g15%
Dietary Fiber10.4g42%Sugars1.2g
Protein5.2gVitamin A30% ·
Calcium9% ·Vitamin C38%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Total Fat15.7g24%
Dietary Fiber10.4g42%
Calcium9% ·
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat141
Saturated Fat2.9g15%
Vitamin A30% ·
Vitamin C38%


  1. Place 2 cups of water in a vessel with 1/2 tsp salt and pinch of turmeric powder. Bring it to a boil. Add the cubed yam to this, cover with a lid, leaving a little opening for the steam to escape. This should take around 6 to 8 minutes depending on the of yam. Remove this in a colander and allow to drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the tempering. Heat the oil in a wok. Add all tempering ingredients one after the other, and stir on a medium flame till the urad dal and chana dal turn golden. To this add the drained yam cubes, red chilli powder, coriander powder, coconut and mint leaves. Toss gently to coat well. Add more if necessary. On a low flame, let this crisp up a bit.

    Serve hot with chapathis, dal (optional) and salads.

The elephant yam can be described as an edible tuber, which is one of the most widely consumed food crops, mainly in the tropical regions.Elephant yam health benefits include:

The trace minerals and key minerals present in elephant yam include copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. 

The fiber content in elephant yam is naturally high and therefore, it is usually considered a slimming food, as it promotes weight loss and reduces the levels of cholesterol in the body. If elephant yam is cooked in the right way, it can be eaten without any fear of weight gain.It has a cooling effect on the body, which is why it is good for people who suffer from hypertension.

Elephant yams are very high in omega 3 fatty acids; they help reduce the bad cholesterol in the body and increase the good cholesterol instead.

People who are undergoing treatment for piles are usually advised to eat high amounts of elephant yam

The anti-coagulating properties present in yam can prevent the blood from clotting.

The glycemic index of yams is on the lower side, which is why it is good for people who are suffering from diabetes.

The consumption of elephant yams is good for women, as it increases the estrogen levels in their body, thereby, helping them to maintain their hormonal balance. Since yams are high in Vitamin B6, it can provide relief from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) too.

Elephant yams can help reduce irregular bowel movements & cure constipation.

This dish is: No cholesterol, Low in sugar, High in dietary fiber, High in manganese and High in vitamin C.