Ol-er Dalna/ Elephant-Foot-Yam Curry

Dalna is an integral part of Bengali cuisine; sometimes mild, sometimes spicy, but always delicious. Ol or Elephant Yam is a wonderful vegetable, that has an amazing taste. It is a must try for vegetarians. This dish is also purely vegetarian, devoid of any garlic and onion. If you have friends who are strictly “non-vegetarian”, you could use this recipe to convert them. I have tried this recipe numerous times and passed with flying colours. Now, it is your time to earn accolades for your cooking skills.



  • Potato
  • Yam
  • Whole cumin seeds
  • Garam Masala Paste
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Cumin paste
  • Ginger and chili paste



  • Cube the Yum and Potatoes in 3/4″ size
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with whole cumin seeds
  • Add the potato and the Yam cubes
  • Once these are fried well, add cumin paste, ginger & chili paste and sugar
  • Keep stirring well
  • Add water and cover to cook
  • Once these are done, stir in garam masala paste, and serve.


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