Kachil Puzhukku



                 Purple yam (Kachil) is a tuberous root vegetable. It is also called white yam, Greater yam, Guyana arrow root, and ten-month yam. In some countries it is cultivated for medicinal uses.

                Kachil puzhukku is a very easy and tasty recipe.




1 medium sized white yam

2 green chillies, each split into two

1 sprig curry leaf

2 garlic pods, chopped

1 small piece of ginger, chopped

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Salt to taste



  • Wash the yam to remove the mud.
  • Peel it and wash again.
  • Cut it into small pieces.



  • Keep a pan on heat.
  • Transfer the white yam into the pan.
  • Pour ½ cup of water.
  • Add salt, chilli, curry leaves, chopped garlic and chopped ginger.
  • Close it with a lid.
  • After 5 minutes, open the lid and stir. It will be very soft, if cooked properly.
  • Mash the pieces and add coconut oil.
  • Mix properly.
  • Serve hot.



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