How to make Senai Roast -

Yam cooked in fresh indian spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Yam (सूरन), Semolina

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Senai Roast

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The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

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Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Senai Roast Recipe

  • Yam 750 grams

  • Semolina 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind 1 lemon size ball

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 cup

  • Rice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to fry


  • Red chillies dried 8


Step 1

Peel and cut yam into fingers of approximately 3”x ½”x ½” size. Boil the yam fingers in water with the turmeric powder and little salt till half-done and drain.

Step 2

Dry roast the masala ingredients on a tava. Cool and grind to a smooth and thick paste. Cool and pat dry the yam fingers on an absorbent towel. Smear the masala on the yam and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Roll the yam in the semolina, shake the excess and keep ready.

Step 3

Heat oil in a shallow fry pan, and slide the yam fingers in small batches and roast over low heat till crisp and golden brown. Roll it continuously for even cooking. Drain on an absorbent kitchen paper and serve hot with your favorite dip.

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