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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Suran - Paneer Stir Fry (Yam & Cottage Cheese Stir Fry)

          A rare combination of Suran (yam) cooked with paneer. A very easy to make delicious recipe of yam stir fried with a tempering of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and finishing off with grated paneer. 

         It is a dry preparation   and goes very well as a side dish with either sambar-rice or curd-rice. It can also be had with chapattis.

  • 250 gms suran (yam)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cummin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp.  asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1 tbsp. chana dal (Bengal gram)
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1" ginger, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander-cummin powder
  • 1/2 cup paneer, grated
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

          Boil the Yam for 1 whistle. Cool and chop them into small cubes. Keep aside.

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with the mustard and cummin seeds. After they stop spluttering add the curry leaves, asafoetida, urad dal and chana dal. Saute till light brown.

          Add the chopped onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry till light brown. Now add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste. Saute till well blended.

          Add the boiled yam, salt to taste, turmeric powder, coriander-cummin powder, coriander leaves and the grated paneer. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot with chapattis or as a side dish with rice.

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