Suran (Yam) Kaap

Kaap is a very common side dish made in most of the maharashtrian households.

They are made out of many vegetables like potato,sweet potato,raw banana,brinjal…

Here we have par boiled suran with kokum and salt,to remove itchiness of suran.

Goes well with anything,dal rice,kadhi rice…


1/4 kg Suran (Elephant Yam).

4 Kokum.

1/4 cup rice flour.

Oil for frying.

Salt to taste.

For the masala

1 medium sized onion.

2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)

5 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp haldi powder.

1 tsp black pepper powder.


Wash,deskin and cut suran into thin slices.In a bowl full of water add suran,salt and kokum,boil it for 7 minutes on medium flame.Drain and keep aside.(discard kokum)

Place all the masala ingredients in a mixie jar and grind to a smooth paste using very little water.

Apply this masala and salt on the suran slices.Leave it to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Heat Oil in a frying pan.

Coat the marinated banana slices with rice flour .

Shallow fry in the oil from both sides till crisp.

Drain on an absorbent paper to drain out excess oil.

Serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!


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