What is it called in different languages?
English: taro/ taro root/ yams
Telugu: chamagadda/ chama dhumpa
Hindi: alooka/ kachalu
Bengali: kochu/ mankachu
Malayalam: chembu vitthu/ ichi-chembu
Tamil: cheppankazhangu/ ichi chembu
About yams/ taro root: The scientific name of taro root is Colocasia esculenta. Yams are tuber vegetables whose origin is Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. They look similar to sweet potatoes but yams are starchier and have a low sweetish taste. They have a distinct brown-black, bark-like outer structure. Yams are rich in calories, carbs, protein, fat, fiber, vitamin C, vitaminB5, manganese, magnesium.
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– You can make fry
– Can make curry
– You can make ‘pulusu’ a special Telangana recipe.
– Can make candies
– You can make cutlet