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Suran with Lemon Juice

22 Feb

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Kanda Nimmakaya Kura.

Suran / Yam is peeled and boiled in water till soft. Cooked yam is then briefly fried along with whole spices and red chiles. Then the whole mixture is lightly mashed. Finally the mashed suran curry is finished with good amount of lemon juice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Suran with Lemon Juice.

Ingredients:

Fresh or Frozen Suran / Yam 1 1/2 Cups Chopped
Lemon Juice 2 – 3 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 10
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Yam is peeled, thoroughly washed and chopped into small pieces.
If using fresh yam, boil chopped yam in salted water till yam is soft and cooked.
Wash frozen yam (if using) under fresh water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add cooked fresh yam or chopped frozen yam.
Fry briefly, add few tablespoons of water and cook covered till frozen yam is thoroughly cooked and turns soft.
Uncover, stir in turmeric powder and salt.
Lightly mash the yam mixture with back of the big spoon or spatula.
Cook for another minute on low flame and remove from heat.
Stir in lemon juice and adjust salt if necessary.
Serve suran with lemon juice over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure to cook suran well before adding lemon juice.

Suggestions: Adjust lemon according to your preference. For extra spice, add sliced green chiles to the oil after whole spices are fried.
Variations: A tsp of split chana dal can also be added to the talimpu for light crunch.
Other Names: Suran with Lemon Juice, Yam with Lemon Juice.