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Sanaikizhangu Masiyal/ Mushed Yam(Igname)

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Thursday, September 18, 2008 | 7:22 PM

Sanaikizhangu/Yam or Suran is a root vegetable that has this earthy taste. Mostly the frozen kind of it is found in the U.S and so I always like to eat a lot of it when I go back home. Sanaikizhangu is used to prepare curry/poriyal, masiyal, chips or in kozhambu. In whatever form they come they are very tasty. I happened to have a packet of frozen suran and decided to make masiyal for dinner. Masiyal is a mushed version of the cooked vegetable with some lime juice to make it a tangy and green chillies to add spice.


Cutting Board
Potato smasher


Suran - 2 cups cubes (fresh or frozen)
Lemon/Lime juice - 1/2 of the lime/lemon
Green Chilli - 1
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Udad dhal- 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 inch grated
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - a few


1. In a saucepan add the sanaikazhangu, water, salt, coconut and ginger and cook for 5 minutes.

 2. Using a smasher mush the veggie.

3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil add asafoetida, mustard seeds(wait for it to pop), udad dhal, green chillies and curry leaves. When the udad dhal turns golden brown add it to the masiyal and squeeze the lime/lemon juice and mix well.

4.Serve it hot with rice, sambar or rasam.


  1. Oh my favorite! Where did you buy senaikizhangu? I don't see it here.

  2. thats new to me.. luckily i have brought yams from the grocery last week.... i didnt know what to do with them :) will try it

  3. Good one! That is what my mother made many-a-sundays.

  4. One of my favorite. I use tamarind though...will try with lime juice.

  5. My aunt used to make it for me all the time.... She used to add a lil sugar to give it a tinge of sweetness. I just love it!!! Your pic looks gr8 as well...

  6. Sri, I have tagged you for a meme on my blog, hope you have fun doing it.

  7. This sounds great. I love the mixture of ingredients. Yum!

    ps Your entry is up on the No Croutons Required September roundup, along with the voting poll.

    Good Luck

  8. Srimathi:
    Thank you for sharing!


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