Yam chips: An excellent conversation starter and Onam sadya snack

Yam chips can be used for a few weeks if stored well. Photo: Manorama

How many of you have ever tried yam chips? Yes, we all enjoy the humble yet nutritious 'chena' (yam) in myriad forms, but the chips made out of it are also out of the world. You can have it just as a snack or even as an accompaniment with Onam sadya. If used carefully, the chips can also last up to a week. Here's the recipe:

1 piece chena/yam
½ cup besan
A handful of dry red chilly as per your liking
1 pinch of red chilly powder
1 tsp salt
Curry leaves

Chop chena into small, thin pieces, mix it with besan and fry them
Once fried, add chilly powder and salt
Fry curry leaves and some red chilly, spread atop the chips before serving
Store it in a fresh container and it can last up to a month
Before serving, heat in the oven to regain crispiness, if serving long after preparation

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