I tasted Yamarita for the first time last year at Mega Chicken. That day, I just decided to try something different apart from the usual rice which I’m kind of addicted to.
Well, I would say Yamarita is simply Dundun with an attitude. While Dundun is just fried yams, Yamarita is boiled yam chunks coated with egg and flour mix and then fried. The result is the crunchy on the outside, tasty on the inside Yamarita.
I particularly enjoyed this meal because of its crunchiness. Each dip in the pepper sauce was worth every penny. I totally had to restrain myself from licking my fingers. As a result, I decided to try out the recipe at home and it turned out perfect.
Let’s get started.
- 1 medium tuber of yam
- Flour (1 cup)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon chilli pepper
- Curry (1 teaspoon)
- 1 Maggi/knorr cube
- Salt to taste
- Vegetable oil
- Cut the yam in medium sizes to your desired shape- triangular, rectangular, narrow etc.
- Boil in salted water for about 10 mins; you can also add little curry to enhance its flavour.
- In a bowl, mix the flour, pepper, seasoning cube, salt and curry.
- In a separate bowl, break the egg and whisk.
- Now, dip each yam slice into the egg, then the flour mixture and back into the egg.
- Deep fry till they’re golden brown and crunchy.
You can serve the Yamarita with ketchup or pepper sauce.
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