Suran Tikki

There are many varieties of yam like the purple yam, wild yam, chinese yam and it’s mostly mistaken for sweet potato by some. I was always skeptical about buying this vegetable as it is mostly popular for “Itchy Throat”. I remember my mum used to prepare suran ki sabzi and she made dry masala type sabzi which was finger licking delicious. Believe me, its a perfect substitute for non veg apart from soy bean.

So I finally decided to buy one as I was keen on trying out a recipe as my taste buds were way too much out of control and yearning for some delicious snack. These can be eaten for breakfast as starters or even as a tea time snack. So here’s my recipe to kill your hunger pangs and also some tips on how to handle yam while peeling and preparing it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 yam (washed and peeled)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1/2 cup roasted besan/gram flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • salt per taste
  • oil or ghee for cooking
Suran Tikki
Suran Tikki

Method:

  • Cut peeled yam into two or four pieces as convenient. In a pressure cooker add yam and adequate water. Add some salt and one tbsp lemon juice.
  • Cover with the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle and allow the steam to settle automatically. You can check if a knife if the yam is soft enough to be mashed.
  • In a pan, add besan and roast it for around five minutes or till its gets slightly darker and fragrant. Once done, remove it in a bowl and allow it to cool.
  • In a big bowl, mash yam and potato, and all ingredients except oil and prepare a mixture. It shouldn’t be too mushy, if it is so feel free to add some rice flour or some bread crumbs to it.
  • Now grease your palms with some oil and shape the mixture into small cutlets. (size and shape as you desire, I have prepared bite size)
  • In a pan, heat some oil and shallow fry these cutlets till both sides are nice and golden brown n colour.
  • Your delicious tikkis are ready to be relished over a cup of tea or coffee. Sprinkle some chat masala and serve with chutney or ketchup or any sauce of your choice.

Tips while preparing: To avoid itchiness, before you peel yam remember to apply some oil on your palms. I simply wore hand gloves while doing this. Also, lemon juice is one main ingredient here as it helps to avoid itchiness so do not forget to use this.

Suran Tikki
Suran Tikki

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I Love Prawns.. Lovely recipe

    1. Sharon Bedi says:

      Thank you 😊

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