Thursday, August 30, 2012

YAM (SURAN) SUKKHA (with coconut)

First time I made yam (suran). And it’s a real pain to cut and clean. But the end result is pretty good. Plus you can try this dish just to humor me for all the original recipes (this too) I've been and will be sharing with you all.


1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp. ginger garlic paste
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. turmeric powder
½ tsp. chilli powder
½ tsp. garam masala powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 maggi cube (I use this as a substitute for salt and it gives a wonderful flavor)
Fresh coriander, finely chopped
A chunk of yam (peeled, clean and chopped into small pieces)
1.5 cups fresh coconut
1.5 cups water
A little tamarind
2 tbsp. Olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh coriander for garnishing. 

Heat oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds. When they start to splutter add curry leaves and onion and sauté till it becomes translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste and mix well. Throw in the chopped yam and add half cup water. Let it cook for about ten minutes till the yam becomes little soft. Add all the masala powders and stir well. Then add the tamarind, sugar, maggi cube and the coconut. It should look a little dry by now. Mix all the ingredients well and add remaining water. Cook on medium flame for about 15-20 minutes or until yam becomes soft. Garnish with fresh coriander.

This dish is mostly for those who like coconut. In a good way. Lol. And I'm a hardcore Mangalorean in terms of coconut lovin'. So enjoy!!


  1. I have never heard of this vegetable. I think maybe u need to show the vegetable before u chop it. Just a suggestion. I would love to try this

  2. Hi Sarika. Thanks for your suggestion. It looks something like this, in different shapes.,r:5,s:0,i:84&tx=74&ty=67

    I Know thats a really long link but just for your reference. Make sure to wash it properly as it contains a lot of dirt and watch your fingers while chopping it. Let me know how it goes.