How to make Suran Tikki -

Deep fried yam croquettes with a crunch of nuts and seeds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Yam (सूरन), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Suran Tikki

Suran Tikki Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Suran Tikki Recipe

  • Yam boiled and mashed 500 grams

  • Cashewnuts chopped 12-15

  • Sunflower seeds (charoli/chironji) 2 tablespoons

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup

  • Black pepper powder freshly ground 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Arrowroot 1 cup

  • Oil to shallow fry


Step 1

Combine mashed yam, cashewnut, charoli, scraped coconut, cumin powder coriander powder, jaggery and salt in a bowl.

Step 2

Knead till all ingredients blend well. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix. Rest for ten minutes.

Step 3

Divide this mixture into twelve equal portions. Grease your palms, take one portion of yam mixture and roll into a ball.

Step 4

Flatten it slightly to make a tikki. Do the same with the remaining mixture. Roll the tikkis in arrowroot and keep aside.

Step 5

Heat non-stick pan. Place tikkis on it and dribble a little oil all around. Shallow-fry till both the sides are equally golden brown and crisp.

Step 6

Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot.

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