Yam Cutlets, Suran ki Tikki
Yam Cutlets: Cutlets made out of boiled elephant foot yam/Suran are shallow fried and served with ketchup
Recollect what and all you can make with this mind blowing root vegetable. Of course I admit that this vegetable is not cooked quite often in many households. But some mysterious taste of yam always fascinates me. I have already posted Yam Dosa and Suran Curry made out of yam on this blog.
Yam dearly called as Suran in Hindi, Kandagadda in telugu, and Suvarnagadde in Kannada. All the names may be because of its slight golden and reddish colour. Chips and crisp fry made out of yam are all time favourites. Sprinkle a bit of sugar on the crisp fry and it’s just yummy.
Coming to this Yam Cutlets/ Suran ki tikki… I remember reading a slight different version of it in a Telugu newspaper. Since I wanted to restrict the oil usage I made a shallow fry version and included some other ingredients.
Generally cutlets are made with English vegetables and are deep fried. Yam culets carry completely different taste from the conventional cutlets. The bread crumbs make it crispy from outside and the soft boiled yam melts from inside. Do try out this innovative snack. I am sure you are going to include this in your menu
Let us see how to make these Yam Cutlets/ Suran ki tikki
- Yam/Suran: 250 gms
- Green chillies: 4-5 finely chopped
- Besan/Chickpea Flour: 1.5 tbsp
- Corn Flour: 1.5 tbsp
- Amchoor/Dry Mango Powder: 1 spoon
- Chat Masala: ½ spoon
- Cumin/Jeera Powder: 1 spoon
- Dhania/Coriander Powder: 1 spoon
- Bread Crumbs: 1 Small pack
- Peanuts: 3 tbsp
- Ginger Garlic paste: ½ spoon
- Chilli powder: 1 spoon
- Salt: To taste
- Oil: For frying
- Dice the yam into medium sized cubes and pressure cook by adding little salt and turmeric for two whistles.
- Cool, open and mash it well.
- Dry roast peanuts, remove the skin and grind to coarse powder.
- Take the mashed yam in a mixing bowl and add in all the mentioned ingredients except Bread Crumbs and oil and mix well to make a cutlet mixture
- Heat a non stick pan and pour oil on it.
- Take a portion of the prepared mixture and give it the shape of a cutlet/tikki
- Roll it on bread crumbs spread on a flat plate on all side and place it on the hot pan
- Flip after few minutes and cook until both the sides are crisp and brown.
- Serve these delicious yam cutlets with ketchup.