If you are looking for a healthy and delicious, bright purple snack, look no further. Yes, you read that right. If your new year resolutions include discovering the new and interesting, give purple purple yam a twirl. Of course, to many Indians, this cousin to the sweet potato is a familiar delicacy. (Konefal – pronounced ‘cone’ + fal as rhyming with ‘dull’)
Making it is so simple, I am kind of ashamed to even write this post. But I absolutely love this bright tuber in its healthy as well as decadent forms so I will plough on.
This serves 2 as a light snack or a side.
200 grams purple yam
- Wash throughly. Peel off the skin as you would for a potato.
- Steam for about 10-15 minutes depending on the size.
- Slice and sprinkle salt.
- Slather on some coconut chutney.
- Enjoy with a steaming cup of cardamom coffee.
If you are in a slightly more indulgent mood, here’s An equally delicious option.
Wash, peel and slice the yam. Marinate the slices in a mix of salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Pan fry them until golden on the edges. Drain on paper towels.
Squeeze some lemon juice over the slices and serve hot.