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Suran Ki Sabji (Yam Curry)

Suran ki Sabji or yam curry is a delicious, spicy and tangy Indian curry cooked in mustard onion tomato masala gravy. We also call it as suran ka salan in our home. This curry pairs best with steamed rice, pooris or parathas. If you make this curry once, you will surely be making it more often, this is so delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 400 grams Yam (suran) cut in 1&½ inch cubes, boiled in enough water to one-two whistle only
  • 4 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 teaspoon Dry mango powder amchoor powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste

Grind to paste:

  • 1 Onion medium size
  • 1 Tomato medium size
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds


  • In kadhai, heat 1 tablespoon mustard oil until smoky. Once the oil is hot, reduce the heat to low.
  • Add boiled suran and fry them until golden. Take them out onto a plate and keep it aside.
  • In the same kadhai, add remaining mustard oil and heat until smoky, reduce the heat to low.
  • Add bay leaf and cinnamon stick and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add ground onion-tomato paste, salt and sauté on high until all the raw smell goes off. Do not burn it.
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder with a tablespoon of water and cook until masala starts releasing oil.
  • Add suran, green chillies slit, amchoor and water as per the needed consistency and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Yam curry is ready to be served.
  • Dish out and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with hot steaming rice or phulkas.


Always apply some oil or ghee in your both the palms and them peel the yam.
Modify the chilies as per your liking.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg