Thursday, August 9, 2012

Yam coated with spices ( Chatpata Suran)

I am sure your taste bud will tickle with the name "chatpata" itself. I learned the recipe from my mother, she is a fantastic cook and my mentor. This in an authentic homemade version as any variation can spoil its delicacy. Yam is fried and coated with a home ground paste. Perfect for a lazy afternoon with some crispy paratha.


Yam (Suran)-  200gm
Red Onion-      1 small
Garlic-              3 large cloves
Coriander seed-1 table spoon
Cumin seed -     1/2table spoon
Garam Masala powder- 1/2 table spoon
Dry mango powder-1/2table spoon
Turmeric powder -  1/4table spoon
Salt to taste
Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 table spoon
Mustard Oil - 3-4 table spoon


1) Heat the mustard oil in a non stick pan until it start fuming, add fenugreek seed and wait it it turn a bit red, time to add yam cut in medium sized cubes with salt and turmeric. Fry till it turn light brown in color. it will take about 7-8 mins on medium flames. Keep it aside.
2) Meanwhile grind all the other ingredients ( Onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, garam masala) to a fine paste.
3) Again heat 1table spoon mustard oil and add the paste fry the masala until its start releasing oil and it turn darker in color.
4) Add the fried yam and toss for a minute. Put half cup water and dry mango powder. Mix well. Cover it and simmer for 5 more mins. All the masala will be coated over with a semi dry consistency.
5) Garnish it with some green coriander leaves and serve it hot with crispy paratha.


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