How to make simple healthy and tasty ol makha

How to make simple healthy and tasty ol makhaMashed elephant foot yam/how to make simple healthy and tasty ol makhaHow to make simple healthy and tasty ol makha

Ol means elephant foot yam, in Bengali mashed means Makha, so it is mashed elephant foot yam; which is very tasty, easy to prepare and healthy as yam is rich in anti-oxidant, fiber, potassium, magnesium and many more. Boil the yam, mix and smash with oil, onion, chili, lemon and salt sometimes add mustard sauce; this is how to make simple healthy and tasty ol makha/mashed elephant foot yam.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Level of cooking: Easy
Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3-4

Ingredients

  • Yam,(cut into cubed shape)-500 gms.
  • Mustard oil-2 tbsp
  • Panch phoron-1/2 t spoon    (It comprises mouri (fennel seeds), methi (fenugreek seeds), kaalo jeere (black cumin  seeds), zeera(cumin seeds), and a typically Bengali spice, called radhuni)
  • Red chilies-2
  • Chopped garlic -1 tsp
  • Onion (chopped)-1
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves-8-10

How to make simple healthy and tasty ol makha

 

  • Boil the yam in pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with the red chilies and panch phoron.How to make simple healthy and tasty ol makha
  • As they splutter and sizzle add curry leaves, onion and garlic, sauté it for 2 minutes.
  • How to make simple healthy and tasty ol makha
  • Add turmeric powder and salt and mix it well for 2 minutes.
  • Now open the lid of the boiled yam and put the boiled yams in the pan, then mix it well and allow it to cool down.
  • Now with clean hand smash the yam and mix it (and this process is called makha) well.
  • Serve it with steam hot rice accompanying with dal.

 

 

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