Kand Stir Fry, Purple Yam Stir Fry

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When purple yam (kand) is in season, don’t we all try to find as many recipes as possible to make with it? With its lovely colour and delicious taste, this vegetable is generally enjoyed by the whole family. Here is another recipe to add to your kand collection.

Kand Stir Fry features purple yam, stir-fried with a traditional tempering and seasoned with crushed peanuts and lemon juice. This gives the Purple Yam Stir Fry a unique texture and a very enjoyable flavour, which is a mix of peanut’s musky flavour and a lemony tang too! Enjoy this stir-fry immediately on preparation to enjoy the best textures of yam as well as crushed peanuts.

Makes for a great side dish option to the Main Course can also be enjoyed as an evening tea snack .

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Kand Stir Fry, Purple Yam Stir Fry recipe - How to make Kand Stir Fry, Purple Yam Stir Fry

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2 1/2 cups purple yam (kand) strips
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
  1. Steam the kand strips in a steamer for 8 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the kand, peanuts, coriander, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while tossing occasionally.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Kand Khurchand
 on 04 Jan 16 05:12 PM

Kand stir-fry. . Super tasty recipe. . I was thinking how to make this Kand which was there in my house. Now I just love this recipe.. and I make this often.. I like the crunchy taste of the peanuts. . With little lemon juice which balances the taste..