Surna Sukkein

                  Surnu / elephant foot yam  can be used to make this awesome sukkein  with an interesting flavour of jeera ! This is one of my most favourite of sukkein ..if the stir frying is  done with some patience can be assured of a very tasty side dish
Ingredients :- 
  • Surnu /yam – sliced thin & long  – 2 cups
  • Red chillis – 5 – 8 as per your spice level
  • Grated coconut – 3/4 cup
  • Tamarind – 1 gooseberry  size
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Oil & mustard for tempering

Method :-

Slice  into thin & long pieces as shown in the pic . Heat oil in a Kadai  and splutter the mustard seeds . Add the chopped surnu and salt . Add some water . Cover  & let cook in medium flame.

Grind to a coarse paste – the coconut , jeera , red chillies  , tamarind & turmeric powder .adding very little or no water .

When the surnu is 3/4th cooked add this paste & mix well .

Cover & cook on low flame  stirring in between so that it gets well roasted ( bhajjunnu kadaka)You can add a little more oil if you want  or use a non-stick pan if you don’t want to use much oil .


Enjoy  this with Paej ( rice gruel )  or with rice as a side dish !

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