Chembu(Yam) Puzhukku

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Chembu Puzhukku | How to make chembu puzhukku

Spicy and delicious masala made with Yam.

Chembu puzhukku is a very easy to make traditional side dish of Kerala. Yam is one of the healthiest root vegetables which is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. In Kerala, yam is also known as chembu and we make lots of recipes with this root vegetable like curry, fry, stir fry etc. There are different yam varieties available that improves bone health and heart functioning. I have already posted some healthy and tasty yam recipes like crispy yam chips | chena chips,koottu curry/black gram and yam curry/koottucurry and chena ozhichu koottan/yam curry. Hope you all will like these recipes.

How to make Chembu puzhukku


1/2 kg of Yam (chembu)
1 cup of grated coconut
2 tbsp. of crushed Ginger, garlic, and shallots
1/4 spn. of turmeric powder
1/2 spn. of Chilli powder
4 no of Red chillies
Salt to taste
2 Springs of Curry leaves
1 tbsp. of Oil


Step 01

Cut yam into small pieces and cook with salt, one glass of water and 1/2 spn of turmeric powder. Once the yam cooked, keep it aside.

Step 02

Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, and red chilli.

Step 02

Add crushed ginger garlic shallots mix. Fry for 1 min in medium flame.

Step 02

Add turmeric powder and chilli powder. Stir well.

Step 01

Add grated coconut and mix well.

Step 03

Add yam and mix well. Add salt if needed. Mash well with a wooden spatula. Serve hot.

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