Monday, May 22, 2017

Suran Sabzi, Senai Kizhangu Curry, Yam Curry

          Whenever I bought Senai Kizhangu/ suran/ yam, the first dish that I made with it was always the senai kizhangu fry, and the next one would be the masiyal and sometimes I have made a gravy/ kuzhambu with it to go with rice. I have never tried making a curry with it to go with rotis, this is the first time that I tried this sabzi with suran. It's a curd/yogurt based gravy which gives the thickness and creaminess to it and it goes very well with both rotis and rice..

Need To Have
  • Senai Kizhangu/ Suran/ Yam - Cooked & Diced, 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1+1/2 teaspoons
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curd/Yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Coriander - 2 tablespoons
  • Curry Leaves - 10

Original recipe here


          Pressure cook, dice and keep the senai kizhangu/ suran. Grind the tomato and ginger and keep.

          Heat some oil, add the cumin seeds and the asafoetida, when it starts sizzling, reduce the heat and add the turmeic powder, coriander and chilly powders, mix, then add the tomato paste.

          Saute it till oil oozes out, then add the curd ( 2 tablespoons at a time ) and keep mixing till all the yogurt is mixed and oil oozes out again.

          Now add the cooked suran, about 2 cups water and salt, bring it to a boil, cover and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Add the garam masala, chopped coriander and curry leaves, mix and remove.

If suran is not available, we can make the same gravy with potatoes.
Even frozen yam can be used.
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  1. Delicious! Is the yam you used here same as taro root?

    1. This is not taro root, this is elephant yam Angie

  2. Wow!! this looks awesome. A delicious dinner recipe. Love it :)

  3. Looks so delicious!
    Love to have this with rice!

  4. This looks tempting, You have reminded me, I ate this in India. I will check here if I can get it in Calgary

  5. This looks damn tempting dear! awesome clicks :)