Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe - Yam Stir Fry Recipe

Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe is a quick stir fry of Yam with Indian spices that can be had along with Tawa Parathas or Rice and Sambar. You can also pack it in your Lunch Box.

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Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe - Yam Stir Fry Recipe
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Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe (Yam Stir Fry Recipe) is a typical Andhra style of cooking a dish. The word “Vepadu” literally translates to stir fry in Andhra. So therefore any ingredient that has been tossed and fried with Indian masala can be called as vepadu in Andhra cuisine.

In this recipe we used Yam which is called in different names in Indian language such as, Kandagadda, Chenai Kezhangu, Suran etc. It is a root vegetable that has good for instant energy.

Serve the Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu along with Steamed Rice, Palak Tovve or Palak Dal Recipe and Palya for an everyday Lunch or Dinner. 

If you are looking for more Yam Recipes, here are some:

  1. Chena Vazhakkai Erissery Recipe ( Yam Stir fry with Coconut & Spices)
  2. Jimikand ke Kebab Recipe (Yam Kebabs)
  3. Suran Fodi Recipe (Goan Semolina Crusted Yam)

Cuisine: Andhra
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu) , cut into small florets
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt , to taste 

How to make Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe - Yam Stir Fry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu Recipe, firstly we will pressure cook the chopped yam. Add the Yam in a pressure cooker with 1 cup water and salt. Close the lid and cook till the cooker releases 2 whistles.

  2. Switch off the heat and allow it to rest so that it releases the pressure by itself.

  3. Heat a kadai with oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter for few seconds. Add the curry leaves and crackle them for 10 more seconds.

  4. Add the ginger and garlic, chopped green chilli and cooked yam. Add the spice powders also (red chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt) and mix everything well.

  5. Mix until the masalas are evenly coated and saute until the dish becomes dry (This will take about 2 to 3 minutes). Check for salt and serve. 

  6. Serve the Andhra Style Kandagadda Vepudu along with Steamed RicePalak Tovve or Palak Dal Recipe and Palya for an everyday Lunch or Dinner.