Kerala Style Yam Cutlet


  • Yam – 1/2 kg
  • Onion – 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 nos
  • Garlic – 8 to 9 nos
  • Egg – 2 nos
  • Green chilli – 3 to 4 nos
  • Curry leaves – 3 or 4 sprigs.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tbsp
  • Rusk powder – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – 1 or 2 tsp
  • Oil – 1/2 ltr


  • Firstly, we have to cut the yam and set it aside.
  • Then peel the yam and set it aside.
  • Then cut it into small cubes and set it aside.
  • Wash the yam cubes two to three times.
  • Drain thoroughly and set aside.
  • Then take a pan. Add cleaned yam cubes, a sufficient amount of water, and salt.
  • Then place the yam mix pan on fire.
  • Cover and cook them well.
  • Remove the lid and check whether the yam is well cooked or not.
  • Once it is well cooked, remove it from the fire and set it aside.
  • Mash the cooked yam and set it aside.
  • In a pan, heat the oil, then add the chopped garlic and ginger.
  • Add a few curry leaves and sauté them well.
  • Now add the green chilies that have been finely chopped and thoroughly saute them.
  • Add the final chopped onion and saute them well.
  • Sprinkle with salt and saute the onion until it is translucent.
  • Again, add a few curry leaves and saute them well.
  • Add some spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • Again, add pepper powder and garam masala.
  • Saute them well.
  • Then add the mashed yams and combine them well.
  • Then cook for a few minutes.
  • Take the pan off the heat and set it aside.
  • Take a bowl and break two eggs. beat them well with a spatula.
  • Then we take a small mixture of yam mix and prepare cutlets of the desired size and shape.
  • Then the cutlets are in shape dip into egg mix .
  • Then coated with rusk powder,set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and place the yam cutlet.
  • Then fry them till they become golden brown.
  • Drain and place them on a bowl and set aside.
  • Serve and enjoy the taste of yam cutlets.

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