Kanda Bachali Kura/Yam-Malabar Spinach Curry

This is one of the traditional curries prepared in most parts of Andhra Pradesh. The combination is famous and delicious. It tastes awesome with rice or roti. Try and enjoy..



1 Cup Yam/Kanda diced
1 Cup Malabar Spinach Leaves/Bachali Kura
1 tsp Mustard seeds/Avalu
5-6 nos Fenugreek seeds/Menthulu
6-8 Red Chillies
¼ Cup Tamarind Extract (thick)
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
Little Turmeric Powder
Cooking oil
For Seasoning :
½ tsp Mustard seeds/Avalu
1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
1 tsp Bengal gram dal/Pachisenagapappu
1 tsp Urad dal/Minapappu
8-10 Curry leaves/Karvepaku
1-2 Dry Red Chillies


  • Peel Yam, chop them into desired sized cubes. Clean with water.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder to this and cook for 12-15 mins or till it’s just about to turn soft.
  • Drain water and keep aside. Chop Spinach, Clean and keep aside.
  • Soak mustard and fenugreek for 20 mins. Add red chillies to this and grind into a paste.
  • In a cooking pan, heat 5-6 tsp of oil. Add seasoning items one by one and allow them to splutter.
  • Add chopped spinach and cook for 8-10 mins. Now add yam, ginger garlic paste and cook for another 4-5 mins stirring in between.
  • Add the mustard paste, little salt, turmeric powder & tamarind extract. Mix well.
  • Keep for 2 mins stirring in between on low flame. Serve with hot steamed rice or rotis.


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