Suran khichdi recipe

Suran khichdi recipe – grated elephant yam is cooked with peanuts. This can be consumed during Hindu fasting/ vrat like navratri vrat, jaya parvati vrat, gauri vrat, ekadashi, janmashtami, maha shivratri, shravana month and so on.

Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

At home we call this farali khichdi.

My mom makes this khichdi very often on upvas. I used enjoy it so much. But now in USA, I occasionally get fresh Suran. Whenever I see it in the grocery store, I do make sure to buy it.

Apart from this, my other favorite using this root vegetable is Suran chips and Suran dahi ki sabzi.

These are too good. I miss those mom-made food and vrat days in India.

I have made this suran khichdi during last year navratri for photos. But never got chance to share it here. But now navratri is starting soon and many may keep the fast. So thought that it is the perfect time.

The important ingredient is LEMON JUICE. Suran is the kind of root which creates the itchy feeling in your throat. So to prevent it any sour ingredient like lemon juice, tamarind or yogurt is used. Here in this recipe lemon juice is added which also adds some flavor punch to the dish.


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1) While cutting and peeling the yam, many times it gives the irritation or itchy feeling to your hands, so grease your hands with oil and then continue.

2) Peel the suran and if not using right away then soak into the water.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

3) Using the bigger size grater, start grating the yam.

4) Take water and salt in a bowl. Soak the grated yam in salted water for 15-20 minutes. After that discard the water. While it is soaking prep other ingredients.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

5) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

6) Then add sesame seeds and saute for few seconds. They may start to pop up.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

7) Now add crushed peanuts.

8) Saute for a minute or two or till they are slightly roasted and get light brown color.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

9) Now add grated suran and salt.

10) Mix well and let it cook uncovered till it gets soft. It may take around 5-6 minutes.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

11) Meanwhile, take cinnamon piece and cloves in a mortar and pestle.

12) Crush them into fine powder.
crush cloves and cinnamon into powder

13) Now suran is cooked, soft and tender.

14) Now add prepared cinnamon, cloves powder.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

15) Add sugar

16) And lemon juice. Mix well and turn off the stove.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

17) Lastly add coconut and coriander leaves.

18) Mix and it is ready to serve.
Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

NOTE: I prefer the mild version of this khichdi, but if you want to make it little spicy then add chopped green chilies after adding sesame seeds.

For a variation, you can add some grated potato along with yam.

Serving suggestion: Serve this khichdi as such during the navratri vrat or fasting days. This tastes good with plain yogurt, farali raita or vrat ki kadhi.

Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)

Suran khichdi recipe for vrat, fasting (How to make suran khichdi)
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Suran khichdi recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 200 grams or 1 ⅓ cups Suran (Elephant foot yam or Jimikand) grated
  • 2 cups Water add pinch of salt in the water
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 50 grams or ¼ cup Peanuts coarsely ground
  • a very small piece Cinnamon stick -
  • 2 Cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. While cutting and peeling the yam, many times it gives the irritation or itchy feeling to your hands, so grease your hands with oil and then continue.
  2. Peel the suran and if not using right away then soak into the water.
  3. Using the bigger size grater, start grating the yam.
  4. Take water and salt in a bowl. Soak the grated yam in salted water for 15-20 minutes.
  5. After that discard the water. While it is soaking prep other ingredients.

Making suran khichdi recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  3. Then add sesame seeds and saute for few seconds. They may start to pop up.
  4. Now add crushed peanuts. Saute for a minute or two or till they are slightly roasted and get light brown color.
  5. Now add grated suran and salt.
  6. Mix well and let it cook uncovered till it gets soft. It may take around 5-6 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, take cinnamon piece and cloves in a mortar and pestle. Crush them into fine powder.
  8. Now suran is cooked, soft and tender. Now add prepared cinnamon, cloves powder.
  9. Add sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and turn off the stove.
  10. Lastly add coconut and coriander leaves. Mix

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