Tired of the same old French fries? How about some crispy, spicy elephant foot yam fries or Senai kizhangu varuval? It is a perfect rainy day snack that also goes well as a side dish for sambar rice.
Cleaning and cutting elephant foot yam takes a little bit more effort because it can cause itching in skin that comes in contact with the peeled yam.
Before cleaning, peeling or cutting elephant foot yam, keep a few teaspoons of oil nearby and apply it on both hands lavishly. This will prevent itchiness in hands and fingers while handling senai kizhangu. Some people are more sensitive than others. If you experience a lot of itchiness, it does not mean that you have to avoid eating this tasty item. Simply wear disposable gloves or use food processor to cut it.
Now peel the outer skin using a peeler. If you are a food blogger, have someone nearby to take pictures. Taking pictures with oil on both hands was not easy
It is easier to cut this hard vegetable if it is first cut into slices. I used my crinkle chopper.
The thinner the slice, the tastier and crispier it is going to taste.
Mix Chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. You can add a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste if interested. It will be good too.
Now sprinkle the powder over the yam pieces and toss it gently so all pieces are coated with the spices.
Don’t forget the less spicy version for the kids. 😉 They will love to much on this crunchy finger food.
You can either deep fry this / shallow fry this / even air fry this.
If you like spicy taste, you can also sprinkle some of this spicy powder as soon as the chips are taken out of the stove. But it has to be added when the chips are piping hot so the heat will gently cook the chilli powder or you will get raw masala powder.
Once the chips are fried, take them out of the oil and lay them on kitchen paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Enjoy tasty Elephant Yam fries. Do make this at home and let me know how it tasted. If you like this recipe, please share it with your friends.