Yam Fritters - Suran Pakoda

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Mar. 22, 2017

A mixture of yam and besan perked up with peanuts, red chillies and onions is used to make scrumptious pakodas, which have a unique crunch brought about by the yam. A teaspoon of fennel seeds along with coriander and curry leaves give the Yam Fritters a lip-smacking flavour and tantalising aroma. Just ensure that you make the pakodas as soon as you mix the ingredients, as the batter tends to get watery if left for long. The Suran Pakoda is perfect to serve as a tea-time snack .


Yam 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated
Coconut 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , grated
Roasted peanuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Kashmiri red chillies 3
Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Besan 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Curry leaves 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Coriander 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Salt To Taste
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1. Combine the yam, coconut, peanuts, red chillies, fennel seeds and turmeric powder and cup of water in a mixer and blend it to a coarse mixture.

2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the besan, onions, curry leaves, coriander and salt and mix well.

3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and drop small spoonful of the mixture into the hot oil, a few at a time, on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.


4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 191Calories from Fat 78

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 174 mg7.25%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet