How to make Suran Ki Khichdi -

A mildly spiced yam preparation for satvik khaana.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Yam (सूरन), Peanuts (मूंगफली)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Rice

Suran Ki Khichdi

Suran Ki Khichdi Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Suran Ki Khichdi Recipe

  • Yam grated 400 grams grams

  • Peanuts 1/4 cup cup

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Peppercorns 3-4

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies finely chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoons

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped a few sprigs


Step 1

Dry roast peanuts with skin. When cool, remove skin and grind to a coarse powder. Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed vessel, add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns and curry leaves and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add ginger and green chillies and fry for half a minute. Add grated yam, salt and two cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Reduce heat and cover and cook on low heat till yam is soft. Add peanuts, sugar and lemon juice.

Step 4

Mix well and cook further for ten minutes till done. Mash lightly using a spoon. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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