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Suvarna Gedde Palya | Elephant Foot Yam Palya

Suvarna Gedde Palya with detailed video instruction:
Suvarna Gedde or Elephant Foot Yam is very beneficial in reducing the Inflammation, respiratory issues, Infection, and good source of Vitamin C. This Here is simple Udupi Mangalore style Palya Recipe using Suvarna Gedde. This is Gluten free, Vegan and No onion No Garlic recipe.

Interestingly this yam looks like Elephant foot, hence it has the name Elephant foot yam.
This Suvarna Gedde Palya goes well as side dish for chapathi, rasam Rice…..

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  • 1 small elephant foot yam /suvarna Gedde
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds ( for seasoning)
  • 1 tsp kadle bele/split bengal gram
  • 1 tsp uddina bele/split black gram / urad dal dal
  • few curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves
  • small key lime size tamarind soaked in water
  • ¾ tbsp jaggery
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil(add this after making palya)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 byadagi red chilli ( for seasoning)

For Masale:

  • 8 byadagi red chillies
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ cup grated fresh coconut


  1. Wash the gedde and cut the skin out as shown
  2. After you remove the skin wash it again.
  3. Pressure cook the cut suvarna gedde ( don’t add any water to the cut pieces) in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Turn off the heat after 1 whistle.
  4. You may have some itching after you cut the suvarna gedde, for the you rub your hand with coconut oil or tamarind juice, leave it for sometime and then wash your hands.
  5. Now grind 1/2 the coconut along with mustard seeds, and red chillies to a coarse texture
  6. heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, once hot add mustard seeds, once it pops add dals, after the dals turns golden brown add red chillies.
  7. Add curry leaves, turmeric powder along with cooked suvarna gedde, mix it well.
  8. Squeeze the tamarind juice, add the masala, salt, and jaggery and mix it.
  9. Fry it for few minutes, finally add coconut oil, remaining coconut, and chopped coriander leaves, mix it and turn off the heat.