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52 yam recipes

Last Updated : Jul 06,2023

रतालू रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (yam recipes in Hindi)
સૂરણ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (yam recipes in Gujarati)

61 yam recipes | Indian suran recipes | Indian recipes using suran

Yam recipes | Indian suran recipes | Indian recipes using suran.

If you go by how the vegetable looks, you are least likely to pick the Suran! However, get rid of the muddy, uneven, rustic outer skin and you are left with a golden-coloured inner that is every food lover’s delight! 

Suran or yam is one of the treasures that the Indian veg market has to offer all ardent shoppers. Indeed, a delectable and multi-faceted tuber with multiple uses. 

Preparing the Suran

The vegetable is pretty hard to peel and chop, as in really firm and hard. After you peel it, remember to wash the peeled yam really well to remove any residual mud before processing further. You can slice the yam to make chips, or cube it for a subzi. Keep the chopped yam immersed in a bowl of water, till you are all set to cook it. It tends to oxidise and discolour if left open to the air.

Yam and Spinach PulusuYam and Spinach Pulusu

Cooking the Suran

One good thing about yam is that it cooks surprisingly fast, compared to its scary firmness while chopping! It also has several interesting culinary uses. It is in-demand on fasting days because it is one of the few permissible ingredients. 

Suran (Yam) used in farali recipes for fasting during Indian festivals. 

Suran (Yam) used in farali recipes for fasting during Indian festivals.  Faraali Recipes – Yam is one of the most popular ingredients used while preparing faraali (fasting) meals, as it is filling and healthy too. You can make it into a delicious Suran Raita or even make a khichdi with it (try the Suran Aloo Khichdi).

Yam Raita, Farali Suran Raita RecipeYam Raita, Farali Suran Raita Recipe

There is the farali idli sambar is a good fasting recipe for those who love this combo as idli is made from sanwa millet sambar is made from suran. 

Suran (yam) used in Indian starters and snacks

Suran is used in Indian snacks and starters. Crunchy somethings – You can slice the yam, golden-fry it and spice it to make yummy Suran Chips. You can also mix it with besan to make scrumptious Suran Pakoda or Yam Fritters. Yam is an ideal ingredient to make starters like Farmaishi Suran and Suran Chana Dal Tikkis. Its slightly spongy-chewy texture makes it perfect to make Seekh Kebabs like Suran Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs

Suran Chana Dal TikkisSuran Chana Dal Tikkis

Suran (yam)  used in sabzis

Delectable Subzis made with suran – Suran works well in teams. You can try making Suran Paneer Stir-Fry or Suran and Raw Kela Subzi. It can also be cooked separately, as in the Shallow-Fried Yam Recipe


Shallow Fried Yam Recipe, Suran SnackShallow Fried Yam Recipe, Suran Snack

Suran (yam)  used for kids and elders

Mashed Yam – One of the simplest dishes to make with yam, which can be enjoyed by young children and elders too. Simply mash the cooked yam, add a little tamarind paste and cook for a minute with a tempering of mustard, jeera, hing and curry leaves. 

Did you know, in villages, Suran is burried in the mud near thier houses?

Suran is an inexpensive and versatile vegetable with a long shelf-life. Thankfully, it is very tasty too. It is so handy that in South Indian villages, people tend to keep a few yams buried in the mud near their houses, so they can dig one up and cook on a rainy day when they cannot go out to shop for supplies! 

Explore some of the tasty uses of this unique tuber…

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Yam Raita, Farali Suran Raita Recipe
Recipe# 33294
24 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
yam raita recipe | farali suran raita | senai pachadi | upvas, vrat recipes | with 13 amazing images. yam raita is a popular vrat or Faral r ....
Yam Poriyal
Recipe# 32855
02 Apr 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a spicy preparation of yam, which goes well with rice and bland gravies like more kuzhambu. The scintillating blend of spices used in this curry is sure to tickle your taste buds and leave you asking for more! in tamilnadu, they often say that this curry is so aromatic that the neighbour wil ....
Yam Kalan, Kerala Curry
Recipe# 32917
20 Aug 13

by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kalan is a spicy, curd-based gravy recipe from Kerala. However, follow these instructions closely and take care not to overheat the dish, as the curds will separate and leave you with quite an unpalatable dish if you cook it on a high flame. If done right, however, this dish is sure to transport ....
Yam and Spinach Pulusu
Recipe# 4355
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Pulusu is a popular preparation style in Andhra cooking, and basically features greens, vegetables or other ingredients in a tamarind-based gravy. A remarkable flavour derived from minimal ingredients and a simple procedure makes the Yam and Spinach Pulusu a great hit with everybody. The pulusu gets ....
Yam Errisery, Chena Erissery, Onam Sabzi
Recipe# 32851
16 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Erissery made with yam and plantains is a part of the festive fare served on Onam , the biggest festival celebrated in Kerala. Alternatively, this recipe can be prepared with pumpkin and red oriental beans too. You can also try other
Yam Fritters, Suran Pakoda
Recipe# 40832
03 Aug 21

by Tarla Dalal
yam fritters recipe | suran pakoda | Indian yam and onion fritters | tea time snack | with 24 amazing images. yam fritters recipe | suran pako ....
Suran Fry, Yam Fry
Recipe# 42487
29 Mar 23

 by Tarla Dalal
suran fry recipe | suran rava fry | yam fry | surnache kaap | with 26 amazing images. Simple and delicious suran rava fry recipe to pair with meal or have it as a ....
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 612
06 Mar 23

by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati dal recipe | Gujarati toovar dal | Gujarati tuvar dal | with 19 amazing images. With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional Gujarati dal recipe is quite reflectiv ....
Oondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe
Recipe# 602
24 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
undhiyu recipe | Surti undhiyu | Oondhiya | authentic Gujarati undhiyu | with 60 amazing images. Oondhiya is a classic Gujarati vegetable from the city of Surat ....
Farali Idli Sambar
Recipe# 32542
17 Aug 22

 by Tarla Dalal
farali idli sambar recipe | vrat sambar | navratri, vrat idli chutney | fasting idli sambar | farali idli sambar is a treat you should not miss on indulging durin ....
Farmaishi Suran ( Kebabs and Tikkis)
Recipe# 32757
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Yam manifests as a scrumptious and tangy kebab that competes healthily with the other interesting kebabs on this extremely interesting platter!
South Style Mixed Veg Curry
Recipe# 4361
16 May 13

by Tarla Dalal
South Indian cuisine generally uses a lot of coconut. However, it is used in a balanced way with the required amount of spices, tamarind, etc. In this delicious South Style Mixed Veg Curry, a colourful assortment of veggies is cooked with a richly-text ....
Oondhiya, Microwave Oondhiya
Recipe# 2759
09 Jan 21

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. ....
Avial Recipe, Kerala Aviyal Recipe
Recipe# 32909
06 Jul 23

by Tarla Dalal
avial recipe | aviyal recipe | South Indian avial | Kerala avial | with 35 amazing images. avial recipe is also called aviyal in South ....
Suran Chana Dal Tikkis
Recipe# 22257
05 Jun 20

 by Tarla Dalal
suran chana dal tikki | yam chana dal tikki | with 20 amazing images Scrumptious to the core, these mouth-watering Suran Chana Dal Tikkis feature flavourful yam bound together by an aromatic powder of freshly roasted ....
Suran Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs
Recipe# 4857
16 May 12

by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An unusual combination of flavours and ingredients creates a sumptuous snack that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Makes a great burger filling too.
Toovar Dal with Vegetables
Recipe# 22171
14 Jan 19

by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal with vegetables is a wholesome dish, full of vegetables and protein-rich dal. You need not stick to the veggies i have used – just open your fridge and throw in anything you find. You will love the fact that such a tasty and sumptuous dish can be prepared with just about no oil! remember ....
Mixed Vegetable Kuzhambu, South Indian Veg Curry
Recipe# 32914
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
This elaborate version of Sambhar is a primary side dish whose smell will linger in your hands long after you are done with the meal, thanks to the exciting array of spices used in it. It is usually had as an accompaniment ....
Alluring Anthurium, Baby Corn and Capsicum Flowers ( Vegetable Carvings)
Recipe# 36981
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Use the bright red hues of capsicum and the baby corn to create an attractive anthurium piece with yam as a base. Make it the central attraction in the next kitty pasrty or a formal dinner party.
Suran Chana Dal Seekh Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32710
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Yam or suran combined with chana dal and a mélange of spices makes an interesting seekh kebab that tastes fantastic.
Humpty Dumpty- Brinjal Cartoon ( Fruits and Vegetable Carvings)
Recipe# 36994
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Get this playful mate for your kid’s next party. Watch the kids as they enjoy the chuckling antiques of this comic man.
Grovv Swan- Colurful Swan ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
Recipe# 36998
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Have a meal with this lively swan by your side styled using the evergreen spring onions.
Pongal Kootu, South Indian Mixed Vegetable Curry
Recipe# 42312
16 Aug 23

 by Tarla Dalal
Pongal Kootu is a tongue-tickling mixed vegetable curry made during Makar Sankaranthi or Pongal in South India. It is made with local vegetables that are in season at the cusp of winter and spring. This curry brings togethe ....
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