Chena Ozhichukoottan(Yam Curry)

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

Chena curry | Yam curry

Traditional Kerala side dish usually prepared for onam

Chena curry or (yam curry) is a traditional side dish of Kerala cuisine. We used to prepare chena ozhichukoottan for Onam. This is a very easy to make side dish that can be prepared within half an hour. Chena is known as elephant foot yam which is full of antioxidants and has lot many health benefits. Yam reduces LDL cholesterol in our body and thereby reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Try to include this root vegetable in your diet as stir fry or gravy. 

. We can prepare lots of dishes with chena like stir fry, fry, gravy, puzhukku etc. chena chips is a super tasty kids-friendly fry recipe. Kootu Curry is another tasty combination of yam and black chana which is slightly sweet in taste. This ozhichukoottan is very easy to make and perfect for serving with rice. I have also prepared a tasty stir fry with my homegrown greater yam (kachil / kavath) etc. 

Chena / Yam recipes

Chena and kadala kootu curry
cripsy chena chips
chena moru curry / yam curd curry

I prepared this ozhichu kootan with ground coconut mix. We can prepare the same with roasted coconut too. Please try out this easy chena ozhichukoottan and let me know how it went out for you.



1/2 kg of Yam(Chena)
1 no of Onion
2 no of Tomato
3 no of Garlic cloves
1 cup of grated coconut
4 no of shallots
1/4 spn. of turmeric powder
1 spn. of Chilli powder
1 spn. of Oil
1/2 spn. of Mustard seeds
4 no of Red chilli
2 springs of curry leaves
Salt as required


Step 01

Wash and cut the yam into small pieces.

Step 02

Pressure cook yam with turmeric powder,chilli powder,onion,tomato,garlic and salt.

Step 03

Grind coconut with small onion to smooth paste.

Step 04

When yam gets cooked, add coconut mix and remove it from flame when it starts boiling.

Step 05

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

Step 06

Add this seasoning to curry. Mix well serve.


You can also check for my Onam Sadya Recipes

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