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Farali Suran Khichdi (Navaratri Fasting Special)

This suran khichdi is Hindu fasting, vrat recipe where elephant yam is grated and cooked with peanuts. This can be a perfect meal for many Hindu vrats like Navratri, Jaya parvati vrat, Gauri vrat, Ekadashi, Janmashtami, Maha shivratri, Shravana month and so on. Since very few spices are allowed during vrat, this suran khichdi made with very minimal spices. Still, it tastes too good.


  • ▢200 grams or 1 ⅓ cups Suran (Elephant foot yam or Jimikand) grated
  • ▢2 cups Water add pinch of salt in the water
  • ▢1 tablespoon Peanut oil
  • ▢½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ▢½ teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • ▢50 grams or ¼ cup Peanuts coarsely ground
  • ▢a very small piece Cinnamon stick
  • ▢2 Cloves
  • ▢Salt to taste
  • ▢½ teaspoon Sugar
  • ▢1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • ▢2 teaspoons Desiccated coconut
  • ▢1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped



  • Let’s start by cutting and peeling the elephant yam. Most of the time this gives irritation or itchy feeling to your hands during this process. To avoid that, please grease your hands with little oil and then continue.
  • Now using the box grater, start grating them.
  • Soak the grated yam into a bowl of salted water for 10-15 minutes. Meantime prep rest of the ingredients.

Making Suran Khichdi:

  • Heat the peanut oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Then add sesame seeds. As sesame seeds start to splutter, add crushed peanuts. And saute for a minute or till they are lightly roasted and get light brown color.
  • Now discard the soaking water from grated suran. Add that to the pan and sprinkle rock salt.
  • Mix and let it cook for 5-6 minutes or till yam gets soft (but not mushy).
  • While yam is cooking, take cloves and piece of cinnamon stick, make a powder using mortar and pestle. Add that powder to the cooked yam.
  • Also, add sugar and lemon juice.
  • Lastly, add desiccated coconut and chopped cilantro leaves. Stir well and it is ready to serve.

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