Elephant foot yam helps to reduce cholesterol levels in blood. So it can be used as slimming food because it lowers cholesterol levels and promotes weight loss and also has a high concentration of key minerals. Potassium, Phosphorous and Magnesium are the key minerals found in elephant yam. It also contains trace minerals like zinc, copper and selenium.
Chena (Elephant Yam) – 250gm
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Shallots – 6 nos
Jeera powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – one pinch
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – one strand
Salt – to taste
Boil the chena till soft in a little water and salt.
Grind coconut, jeera powder, 2 shallots and turmeric.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal.
Then add the remaining shallots in small pieces, curry leaves, the ground coconut paste and fry a little.
Finally add the boiled chena, mix well and stir till the paste has blended.