Karunaikizhangu is a kind of Yam. It is called as "Elephant foot yam" in English. In the name Karunai kizhangu, "Kizhangu" means root. This is a root vegetable.
Cut Karunaikizhangu in medium slices like a thin chicken breast or fish slice. This can be used in making Kulambu or fry-Varuval.
Popular dish where Karunaikizhangu is used:
Karunaikizhangu varuval, Karunaikizhangu masiyal
Spelling variations in Tamil name for Elephant foot yam:
Karunai kilangu, Karunai kizhangu, karunaikilangu