Friday, November 17, 2006

Yam and Tomato salad

Here I am starting with its Salad made with tangy Tomato. :)
that is "Yam and Tomato Salad".
This is basically a way in which salad is made of yam and tomato in 'Shri Lanka'.


1 cup Yam pieces, cooked,
1 tsp oil,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
2 green chillies, finely chopped,
½ cup peeled & chopped tomato,
1 tsp sugar,
Salt to taste,
1 cup fresh curd, beaten,
¼ cup chopped coriander leaves,
2 firm red tomatoes & cucumber slices ( to serve the salad with ).


-Steam cook a large piece of Yam with its skin, in a pressure cooker. Peel and cut into tiny pieces or roughly mash it
-Heat the oil and add in mustard seeds. When they stop spluttering, add the green chillies. Sauté for ½ minute.
-Add the tomato pieces, yam pieces and beaten curd. Mix well and add sugar, salt and coriander leaves. Remove from flame when mixture is thick enough.
-Select a firm red tomato and cut it into 5 to 6 petals with a sharp knife.
-Open each petal carefully and cut out the inner petals of each, remove pulp carefully and push the smaller petals inside and pull out the exterior ones.
-Make balls of the mixture and put inside the tomato. Place cucumber slices between the inner and outer petals.

This is my submission to Nandita for Kalyn's Weekend Herb blogging .

This is also my contribution to Ana of 'Morsels and Musings's food blogging event 'Festive Food Fair'.


Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja

You have some good recipes on the blog. Yam salad especially is a healthy one. We always would make yam curry and it takes so much of oil to cook. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful collection of veg recipes. Nice going. Do post methi thepla too.I ahve never yam this way so thanks. will try it now.thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow...that looks so yummy and so full of nutrition! Really nice picture Pooja, thanks for your nice comments on my blog! Take care! Chat with you soon I hope!


Anonymous said...

such a neat idea....and this looks so good. Looking forward to more yumm yumm yam recipes

Anonymous said...

beautiful presentation. would love to try this over the weekend. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

hey go ahead. add mine to your blog list. I've already added yours. thanks.

Nee said...

This looks really lovely Pooja!

Anonymous said...

yum yum YAM.... it looks wonderful pooja:)

Puspha said...

Very nice blog & great pix. Keep up the good job.

Pooja said...


Laxmi : thanks for dropping by. Would you like to share your yam curry recipe for this Yam week here? Looking fwd for your participation.

Shaheen : Thanks. Surely I will post methi thepla for you as soon as possible .:) If you try yam samad , do let me know. At my home we both liked it very much and, soon going to make it again . :D

Trupti : I will try to be online at your time this week end. It’s true that this dish is nutritious , and made with little oil too. My main concern in my kitchen is always to make and less oily recipes. : ) Thanks for your complements dear!

Sandeepa : You can also display your yummy Yam recipes here, if you are interested then . Thanks for dropping by. Stay tuned.

Mythreyee : thanks ! I have also added you to my blogroll :) ,cheers!

Nee : I am glad to see you here, thanks for your complement !

Supriya : Thanks dear ! I am expecting you to participate in this week dear !
I am sure you will have something decent to display and share here. !Stay Tuned.

Pushpa : Thanks for your nice words ! happy blogging. : )

Kalyn said...

What a fantastic presentation for the salad. Your photo is great. This is a very interesting recipe for me; I don't think I've had anything quite like this and would love to taste it.

Pooja said...

Hi Kalyn,
I am so glad to see you here. thanks for appreciating my work.:)Its a n honour for me.
Stay Tuned

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zlamushka said...

Hi Pooja,

what a beautiful salad. Have you considered posting a step-by-step instructions on how to cut the tomatoes and cucumbers, so that it comes out this yummy-looking? I would definitely love that. I was just looking for more yam recipes (unusual veggie for me), so your site came in handy. I subscribe to your RSS, thanx a lot.

Pooja said...

Hi Zlamushka,
Thanks for your nice words here, I am glad to hear from you :).
i cut tomato such that it form 5-6 petals like a flower and then i made the same kind of small petals inside, and then i pull out the bigger petals bit outside such that it creates space -where i placed cucumber slices . i would try posting its process once i will be active on blog, these days i am bit away from it. and would check if i have picture of the same dish from some other angle so that you can get the idea more clear. thanks for dropping by here, i hope to hear more from you .:) , stay tuned....

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