Creamy Yam and Vegetable Delight

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Serves 2

Time: 45 mins

“This dish reminds me of my childhood when our family used to go out to eat Makhani Dal. It’s just as creamy and flavourful. It’s also perfect to make if you have guests coming over. If yam is not in season, replace it with any other vegetable.”


  • 1 cup yam cubes (jimikand)
  • 2 cups water


  • 1 cup small-chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped pumpkin
  • 1 cup water

Other Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cashews, roasted
  • few fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons jaggery powder
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt


  1. Heat a pot, and add the yams and water. Cover, and boil for 20 minutes until soft.
  2. Heat another pot, and add all the curry ingredients. Cover, and cook for 10 minutes on medium flame until soft. Then switch off the stove and let the vegetables cool to room temperature.
  3. Place the cooked vegetables and their water into a blender, and add all the other ingredients, except the water and rock salt. Blend until smooth.
  4. Heat a pot, and pour in the blended curry and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 5 minutes on medium flame until thick.
  5. Add the boiled yam and stir, Switch off the stove, add the rock salt, mix well, and cover with a lid for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with chapati or rice.

Benefits of the Recipe

  1. Rich in Nutrients: The yams, red bell pepper, carrot, and pumpkin in this recipe provide a variety of essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  2. Digestive Health: The presence of fenugreek leaves and roasted cumin powder contributes to the dish’s potential digestive benefits.
  3. Protein and Healthy Fats: Cashews add a dose of protein and healthy fats, making the dish more satisfying and providing sustained energy.
  4. Natural Sweetener: Jaggery powder serves as a natural sweetener, offering a healthier alternative to refined sugar. It also adds a unique flavor to the curry.
  5. Low in Sodium: The recipe uses rock salt, which is a healthier option compared to regular table salt, contributing to a lower sodium content in the dish.
  6. Vegan-Friendly: This recipe is entirely plant-based, making it suitable for individuals following a vegan or vegetarian diet.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: The combination of yams, vegetables, cashews, and jaggery powder creates a deliciously balanced flavor profile with a hint of sweetness, nuttiness, and spiciness.
  8. Heart-Healthy: The inclusion of vegetables, yams, and nuts supports heart health by providing fiber, potassium, and healthy fats.
  9. Versatility: This dish can be paired with chapati or rice, offering versatility and making it a suitable option for different dietary preferences.
  10. Easy to Prepare: With simple cooking steps, this recipe is easy to prepare, making it accessible for individuals with various culinary skill levels.

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