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35 purple yam recipes


Last Updated : Mar 23,2019




सूरन रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (purple yam recipes in Hindi)
કંદ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (purple yam recipes in Gujarati)

42 purple yam recipes, Indian kand recipes, Suran Recipes

Indian purple yam recipes, kand recipes. suran recipes. Kand, commonly known as purple yam, is quite adorable to most just because of its pruple colour and mildly sweetened taste it possess. In the market, this fleshy root tuber is usually available in different shapes depending on its variety. When you need to choose the best purple yam, choose the one that is firm and does not have any cracks, bruises or soft spots. Upon getting it home, purple yams should be stored in a cool, dark and well-ventilated place where they will keep fresh for up to ten days.

Kand WafersKand Wafers

Kand has a very homely taste, which is liked by everybody, both children and adults. It can be used to make a variety of recipes ranging from morning to evening, from Starter to Main Course, Kand can be used to make a wide range of mouth-watering delicacies.

What is the most famous purple yam, kand Indian dish ?

From Gujarat, we have the traditional Oondhiya recipe which is associated with kand. We also have the healthy Oondhiya recipe which uses lesser oil. 

Oondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu RecipeOondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe

Purple Yam, Kand is used in Faraal recipes

Purple Yam, Kand is used in Faraal recipes. Indian love fasting ( during Sankashti Chathurthi, maha shivaratri, Ekadashi) ) and purple yam is used very often. Crispy and flavourful pakodas made of yam, potatoes and crushed peanuts, the Kand Aloo Pakoda is good company for a cup of hot masala chai on a cold winter’s day. The best part is that this tasty treat can be enjoyed in fasting days as well.

Kand Aloo Pakoda (Faraal Recipe)Kand Aloo Pakoda (Faraal Recipe)

Layered Handvo farali recipe is tempting paneer teamed with spicy green chutney is sandwiched between purple yam and potato and baked to perfection. Kand wafers recipe is another super farali snack which my kids love.

Purple Yam Snacks

puple yam Indian snacks. Try the kand sandwich recipe which is nothing but simple slices of purple yam sandwiched with green chutney and toasted in a non-stick tava.

Kand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich RecipeKand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich Recipe

Kand and potato rosti recipe is an innovative snack and variation to the Swiss rosti. Here purple yam is added to the grated potatoes and then the recipe is tweaked to add green chillies, lemon juice and peanuts. This is also a perfect recipe for ekadashi.

Like all traditional bhajias, kand na bhajia is also made by deep-frying thin slices of purple yam dipped in a gram flour batter.

Kand Na Bhajia (Gujarati Recipe)Kand Na Bhajia (Gujarati Recipe)

Purple Yam Stir Fry recipe

purple yam Indian ​stir fry recipes. Kand Stir Fry recipe features purple yam, stir-fried with a traditional tempering and seasoned with crushed peanuts and lemon juice. This gives the Purple Yam Stir Fry a unique texture and a very enjoyable flavour, which is a mix of peanut’s musky flavour and a lemony tang too!

Kand Stir Fry, Purple Yam Stir FryKand Stir Fry, Purple Yam Stir Fry

Is purple yam, kand, suran healthy?

Kand (Purple Yam) : The antioxidant anthocyanin is the key element which will help fight the free radicals produced due to stress and pollution. Again it’s the anthocyanin which is identified as an anti-cancer agent. It helps in the prevention of cancerous cells.  Purple yam is  fairly good source of carb, almost equal to potatoes, it would be best for diabetics to restrict its use. Fiber will bind cholesterol, while potassium will balance the effect of sodium and ease the nerves. However, kand also lends some carbs with it. So if you are overweight or diabetic along with exhibiting heart trouble, try and restrict its consumption. Read details is kand healthy?

Enjoy our  Indian purple yam recipes, kand recipes below. 

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Kand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich Recipe
Recipe# 32539
20 Feb 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Simplicity is the main virtue of this fantastic snack! Nothing but simple slices of purple yam sandwiched with green chutney and toasted in a non-stick tava, the Kand Sandwich turns out to be a scrumptious snack that makes you drool. The Kand Sandwich gets its tongue-tickling flavour not just ....
Kand Stir Fry, Purple Yam Stir Fry
Recipe# 213
23 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
When purple yam (kand) is in season, don’t we all try to find as many recipes as possible to make with it? With its lovely colour and delicious taste, this vegetable is generally enjoyed by the whole family. Here is another recipe to add to your kand collection. Kand Stir Fry features purple y ....
Kand and Potato Rosti, Purple Yam and Potato Rosti
Recipe# 1785
28 Feb 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Rosti, a popular Swiss dish made with grated potatoes, is innovatively made with a combination of purple yam and potato. Not only that the recipe is further tweaked to give it a desi touch by flavouring it with green chillies, lemon juice and crushed peanuts. With a bit of tang and lots of cru ....
Grated Purple Yam with Roasted Peanuts
Recipe# 36104
22 Apr 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ah, perhaps it is the tempering in ghee that makes grated purple yam with roasted peanuts so irresistible, or the crunchily crushed roasted peanuts. Whatever the reason, the fact is that this is a real masterpiece that will delight the desi palate. Make sure you cook it till it is brown on both side ....
Baked Purple Yam and Paneer Cake
Recipe# 39049
31 Dec 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
A masaledar paneer stuffing is sandwiched between two layers of a luscious and flavorful yam mixture with tangy lemon juice and crunchy peanuts, coated with zesty green chutney and an aromatic traditional tempering, and baked till crisp in a pre-heated oven. This baked yam and paneer cake is a savor ....
Baked Oondhiya
Recipe# 53
01 Jan 1900

 by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati oondhiya cooked in the original style and served in an earthen pot with delicious chutneys and sauces.
Oondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe
Recipe# 602
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Oondhiya is a classic Gujarati preparation of vegetables and fenugreek dumplings cooked in an aromatic blend of spices. A traditional recipe that is very popular in surat, the original version requires hours on end! Here, we have presented a faster version using ....
Kand Aloo Pakoda ( Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32555
20 Feb 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Crispy and flavourful pakodas made of yam, potatoes and crushed peanuts, the Kand Aloo Pakoda is good company for a cup of hot masala chai on a cold winter’s day. The peanuts not only add an exciting flavour to these yam pakodas, they also make the texture more cheery. The best part is that th ....
Aloo Kand Chaat ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4924
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Potato and yam cubes tossed in a chatpata masala make a tongue-tickling starter. Adding a teaspoon of water while cooking the potatoes and yam helps to prevent the vegetables from dehydrating in the microwave.
Faraali Pahadi Tikka (  Faraali Recipes)
Recipe# 32550
20 Feb 14

 by Tarla Dalal
An exotic recipe made using the traditional upvaas (fasting) ingredients – potatoes, kand, shakarkand and paneer. The minty marinade gives it an elegant touch that will remain fresh in your memory for long.
Healthy Oondhiya
Recipe# 3569
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Startling though it may seem, here is a wonderful and healthy modification of the famous festive Gujarati dish which is ordinarily loaded with oil. I've changed this recipe and cut down on the oil along with the invisible fat which you get from coconut. The methi muthias added to this recipe are ba ....
Bajra Kand Rotis
Recipe# 3593
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra flour combined with purple yam, curds and garlic paste makes an interesting variation to plain bajra rotis which we often eat. Protein and iron are two important nutrients provided by these rotis. Like all bajra rotis, they tend to get chewy if they are served cold without a brushing of ghee ....
Kand Na Bhajia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 566
05 Feb 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
Like all traditional bhajias, kand na bhajia is also made by deep-frying thin slices of purple yam dipped in a gram flour batter. However, the coriander seeds, sesame seeds and the freshly-ground pepper powder that are added just before frying give it an edge over its counterparts! serve this on a r ....
Oondhiya, Microwave Oondhiya
Recipe# 2759
14 Nov 11

 
by Tarla Dalal
Oondhiya is an ever-popular Gujarati delicacy of veggies and methi muthias cooked with a powerful, freshly-prepared masala. While it takes a little time to prepare the vegetables, the rest of the process is made easier in this recipe using the microwave oven. ....
Baked Kand
Recipe# 54
22 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A seemingly elaborate procedure, which is actually done in minutes! the baked kand is a lip-smacking preparation of yam slices layered with a green peas mixture, topped with coconut sauce, and baked till the texture is perfect and the aroma irresistible. Indeed, your guests will shower you with prai ....
Layered Handva, Farali Handvo Recipe, Fasting Recipe, Vrat Recipe
Recipe# 32547
20 Feb 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Tempting paneer teamed with spicy green chutney is sandwiched between purple yam and potato and baked to perfection. Some more farali snacks recipes to enjoy on fasting days - Kand Aloo Pakoda , Rajgi ....
Panchkutyu Shaak
Recipe# 4336
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Some traditional preparations have a timeless appeal, and this ever-popular Gujarati subzi is a typical example. Made of five different vegetables, aromatic and flavourful methi muthia, common spices and other everyday ingredients like green chillies, ginger and coconut, the Panchkutyu Shaak is a se ....
Pressure Cooker Oondhiya
Recipe# 4337
16 May 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A classic Gujarati recipe, of vegetables and fenugreek dumplings cooked in an aromatic blend of spices. This version is an easy and healthy way to make oondhiya.
Mixed Vegetables in Green Moong Gravy
Recipe# 31076
01 Jan 1900

 by Tarla Dalal
Oondhiya is one of gujarat's culinary treasures! here is an interesting version i arrived at while experimenting by grinding sprouts instead of fattening coconut, you get a healthier recipe without compromising one bit on taste.
Kand Na Dabada ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 561
23 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
This bite-sized savoury snack is a perfect sunday evening treat when kand is in season. It is sure to earn you everybody’s praise and love! what else can you expect out of a mildly-spiced mixture of coriander, chana dal and coconut, sandwiched between slices of steamed purple yam, and baked to perfe ....
Healthy Oondhiya
Recipe# 6429
24 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Usually oil-laden, this Gujarati favourite gets the healthy treatment through pressure-cooking and baking and replacing poha for high fat coconut!
Healthy Oondhiya, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33681
20 Aug 08

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Startling though it may seem, here is a wonderful and healthy modification of the famous festive Gujarati dish which is ordinarily loaded with oil! I've cut down on the oil as well as the invisible fat that comes from coconuts. I’ve also used vegetables like ....
Kand Paneer and Peas Chaat
Recipe# 265
14 Dec 15

 
by Tarla Dalal
Don’t even think of making Aloo Chaat when purple yam is in season! Why go for something so ordinary when you can just as easily make a more exotic treat using uniquely-flavoured kand. This scrumptious Kand, Paneer and Peas Chaat aptly combines three favourite ingredients with a dash of spices ....
Kand ki Chaat
Recipe# 2826
26 Nov 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Name your flavour and you will get it in this chaat. Aromatic herbs, peppy spice powders, crunchy onions and tangy lemon combine excitingly with deep-fried kand cubes, which are tantalisingly crisp outside and soft inside. The most tempting twist in this Kand ki Chaat is the addition of poppy seeds, ....
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