Suran/Yam Chana Dal Tikkis

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Jan. 15, 2019

Scrumptious to the core, these mouth-watering Suran Chana Dal Tikkis feature flavourful yam bound together by an aromatic powder of freshly roasted chana dal.
This winning team gets a further boost by the addition of spice powders, herbs and flavour-givers like onions, ginger and garlic.
Serve these tikkis immediately because they are super-crispy, and this great texture will be lost as the tikkis cool. Green chutney is also a must-have for a totally masti experience.


Yam chunks 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely chopped (suran)
Chana dal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (split bengal gram)
Oil 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger paste 1/2 Teaspoon (adrak)
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Finely chopped green chillies 1 Teaspoon
Chopped mint leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (pudhina)
Chaat masala 1 Tablespoon
Garam masala 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Green chutney 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for serving)



1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the chana dal and dry roast on a medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes.

2. Cool slightly and blend it in a mixer to a fine powder and keep aside.

3. Heat the oil in the same non-stick pan add the onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.

4. Add the yam, ½ cup of water, mix well and cover it with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

5. Transfer the mixture in a deep bowl and mash it well using a potato masher.

6. Add the prepared chana dal powder, mint leaves, chaat masala, garam masala and salt and mix well.

7. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape each portion into a flat round tikki.

8. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, and deep-fry the tikkis on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.


9. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 3