Saturday, 20 August 2016

Suran/Jimikand Kebab ~ Yam/Elephant Foot Cutlets

Yam or Elephant Foot is known as Suran or Jimikand in India. This Tuber is a tasty and nutritious vegetable. We can use in many things like curry, stirfry and kebab.
During the Shravan, a holy month,  we do not eat non-vegetarian food. Suran is good  substitute to non-veg food. It's taste is satisfied our taste buds !
Chef Jategaonkar had shown a Chicken Kebab recipe in one TV show. So I decided to make this recipe with suran.
So here is recipe....

Imp Notes: 
  • Sometimes Yam/Suran may be itchy. Rub oil on your palms while handling suran. 
  • Use any souring agent while cooking to remove the itchiness of suran.

  • Suran /Yam- 500 gm (I got approx 2 cups mash from this.)
  • Beresta (crispy fried onions used for biryani)- ½ cup
  • Bengal gram flour (besan)- 2 tbsp (I roast besan slightly.)
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp 
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- as required
Green Paste:- Grind coarsaly without water. 
  • Green chili- 4
  • Ginger- ½ inch piece
  • Garlic- 3 to 4 cloves
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves, chopped- 2 tbsp

  • Peel, wash suran and cut in cube.
  • Boil in water with pinch of salt and 2-3 kokum or 1 inch tamarind piece. Use any souring agent to remove the itchiness of suran.
  • Make sure that suran is properly cooked. Let it cool.
  • Mash or grate suran cubes. You can use food-processor. 
  • Combine mashed suran, besan, ried onion, green paste, garam masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder, hing and salt to taste in a bowl and mix well. 
  • Divide into lemon sized balls. Shape them into flat patties. 
  • Heat a pan, sprinkle little oil. Shallow fry on low heat till crisp and golden brown. (You can deep fry also, but they absorb too much oil.) 
  • Serve hot with mint chutney. 

Beresta means....slice the onion and deep fry till they become crisp and golden brown.

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