Fried Masala Suran

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The fried masala suran is basically served as starters/sidedish. If you fry a little more it becomes crispy as well. Nice to have dish during lunch and dinner. It is commonly known as Suranache Kaap in Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Preparation Time –  15 mins

Cook Time – 10 mins

Total Time  – 25 mins


  • 250 gram Suran (Elephant Foot Yam)
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon kokum agal
  • 2 bowl rice flour / semolina
  • 1/2 small bowl coriander leaves (if required)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bowl oil for frying purpose only

Serves:  2 persons

Directions / Procedure:

  1. Take suran and peel it.
  2. Cut the suran into thin slices (1/2 inch width) /as per your choice
  3. In a big bowl take suran slices, add some salt and water in it.
    For 10 mins keep aside.
  4. After 10 mins wash suran slices with water and add chilly powder, turmeric powder, sprinkle one pinch salt and ½ teaspoon kokum agal. Mix it well.
  5. Dip this sliced Suran in rice flour / semolina or apply rice flour / semolina from both sides.
  6. Heat the oil in frying pan on low flame gas. Cook one side of suran for 2-3 minutes till it turns light reddish. Flip it and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
    Fry the suran from both sides.
  7. Serve fried suran with spicy green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Tips / suggestions:

  • Kokum / Tamarind is use because it reduces the itchiness of Suran
  • If you like crispy then cut the suran slightly thin
  • Add or adjust chilli powder/ turmeric powder as per your choice

Ready to serve with your starter / lunch / dinner.

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  1. Mouth watering Pics!

  2. Did not have any idea that such a preparation is there with Suran, bookmarked it, will surely try.
    So far i can remember i have bought suran two days earlier from the market.

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