How to make Yam Chilly Fry (तरुल चिल्ली फ्राइ)

Hello and Namste!


Today, I am very excited to be sharing a dish I just discovered with you all. It is the month of Magh in Nepal and everywhere we look, we can find lots of yam(तरुल). My dish is Yam Chilly Fry. Well, you must all be very familiar with chicken chilly, potato fry chilly and other chilly fries that is easily available in most restaurants. But this fried chilly is an entirely new dish which I haven’t found anywhere till now.


Lots of tuber options in Magh

Its a dish that I made a week ago in Maghe Sakranti and I really liked it. In this festive season of Magh, there are many different kinds of delicious tubers like sweet potatoes (शक्खरखन्ड ), yam, taro (पिडाँलु), इस्कुसको जरा and many more. In the morning of Maghe Sakranti, my friend had boiled a lot of yam in the morning. We were eating the boiled yam, and in my mind I was thinking if there’s a different way we can eat yam. So I tried making some chilly fried yam. The result had amazing taste. I really enjoyed it, and so did my friends. Therefore, I decided to share this recipe with you all as this is the perfect season to find and make a yam dish. If you would like a twist on the traditional maghe sakrati dish, you can also follow this recipe. It is very easy to make but tastes so yummy.


  1.  Boiled Yam 500gm
  2. Capsicum 200 gm
  3. Onion 200gm
  4. Tomato 200gm
  5. Oil as required for deep fry
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Black pepper 1/2 tbsp
  8. Red chilly powder 1 tbsp
  9. Fresh Coriander 1 bunch for garnish
  10. Dark Thai soy sauce 2 tbsp


  1. Take a large sauce pan or stock pot and boil the yam until cooked. You can also simply cook the yam in  a pressure cooker. After the yam is cooked, let it cool. Remove the skin part and cut into rounded slices as shown below.


2. Heat a deep pan or karai and add oil for deep fry. When the oil is hot and smoking, add the sliced yam pieces and remove them as they become crunchy and slightly golden around the edges.


After deep frying all of the yam, we get beautifully colored fried yams such as these below.


deep fried yam slices

3. Now for the chilly fried part, cut onion large dice


4. Cut capsicum large dice


5. Cut tomato large dice


6. Chop fresh coriander leaf


7. Now that we have all our ingredients ready, heat a pan and add 2 tbsp of oil. When the oil is hot, add onions. Fry for a couple of minutes until we get light brown color. Then add capsicum and mix well. Then add tomato. Mix well and cook for a few minutes. When the tomatoes begin to be squishy and we get a little gravy consistency, add the fried yam.


8. Also add red chilly powder, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper. Fry for a minute or so until all the spices are blended well. And we are all done.

20170114_2024429. Turn the heat off. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaf  and serve hot and spicy Yam Chilly.


Yam Chilly Fry is Ready!!!!


Our mini-feast in Maghe Sakrati including the Yam Chilly Fry. How was yours?



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