Suran ki subzi /yam curry

Main Dish
6 servings
15 min
30 min
Elephant foot /yam boiled and stir fried with mild Indian spices


Number of serving: 6
Suran (yam)-500 gms

Fresh coriander-2 tbsp

Yoghurt-2 tbsp

Turmeric-3/4 tsp

Chili powder-1 tsp

Coriander powder-1 tsp

Mango powder-1tsp

Garam masala-1/3 tsp

Salt-1 tsp


Cooking oil or ghee -4 tbsp

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Carom seeds(ajwain)-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida-1/4 tsp

Clove powder-a pinch of


  • To clean and chop yam - first apply oil on your hands and then scrub the yam under running water and then make slices or strips, then peel the yam skin carefuly with a strong and sharp knife. Don't forget to oil your hands otherwise they may get itchy.

    Wash yam piecs well and make big pieces and boil till done, or pressure cook with 2 glasses of water for 2 whistle on medium heat.

    Drain and keep aside, when cooled completely chop and make medium size pieces.
    Heat oil or ghee in a pan and add cumin and carom seeds, when seeds become golden in colour then add asafoetida and clove powder.

    Add turmeric and add the boiled yam pieces.
    Stir and then add all the dry spices, mix and then add beaten yoghurt.mix gently
    Let it cook on slow heat for approx. 5 minutes, stir 2, 3 times in between.
    Add chopped fresh coriander and serve.

    Serving suggestions-serve with any Indian bread or as a side dish.


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