Surna Edigai

       This is an instant pickle with surnu / elephant yam  ready in just a few minutes !! And an excellent combination with idlis , dosas , sandhan & rice !


  • Surnu / elephant yam – sliced in long medium thick pieces – 1 cup .
  • Red chillies – 6 – adjust as per taste
  • Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind -a small piece
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
For tempering –
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Deep-fry  the washed  and drained surnu pieces until very crisp.
  2. Soak  the red chillies in warm water and then grind along with a little  mustard , chinchamb/ tamarind  to a fine paste .(you can also fry it in a little oil and then soak)
  3. In a kadai ,heat oil ,splutter mustard & curry leaves
  4. Add the  paste ,salt with a little water & bring to a boil .
  5. Add the fried surnu !!
Your lip-smacking edigai is ready to be had with Idllis , dosas & rice too

You can make the same type with soppurkook/kooka / Chinese potato too

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