Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe – Yam Stir Fry Recipe

Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe (Yam Stir Fry Recipe) is a typical Andhra style of cooking a dish. The word “Vepadu” literally translates to stir fry in Andhra. So therefore any ingredient that has been tossed and fried with Indian masala can be called as vepadu in Andhra cuisine.  Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Green Chilli, Ginger, Garlic, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Black pepper powder, Salt   250 grams Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu) , cut into small florets 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 2 sprig Curry leaves 1 Green Chilli , chopped 1 inch Ginger , chopped 4 cloves Garlic , chopped 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder Salt , to taste     10   30     To begin making the Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe, firstly we will pressure cook the chopped yam. Add the Yam in a pressure cooker with 1 cup water and salt. Close the lid and cook till the cooker releases 2 whistles.Switch off the heat and allow it to rest so that it releases the pressure by itself.Heat a kadai with oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter for few seconds. Add the curry leaves and crackle them for 10 more seconds.Add the ginger and garlic, chopped green chilli and cooked yam. Add the spice powders also (red chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt) and mix everything well.Mix until the masalas are evenly coated and saute until the dish becomes dry (This will take about 2 to 3 minutes). Check for salt and serve. Serve the Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu along with Steamed Rice, Palak Tovve or Palak Dal Recipe and Palya for an everyday Lunch or Dinner.