Yam Patties

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Elephant foot yam (suran/ jimi kanda) is a versatile root vegetable which has amazing health benefits. This recipe is my another attempt to bring the nutritious yam to my children’s plate with a delicious twist. It can be a crowd-pulling appetiser for all ages alike.


  • ½ kg yam
  • ¾ cup besan or powdered oats
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Bread crumbs for coating


  1. Peel and chop the yam. Boil the chopped yam pieces in a pressure cooker until mush(it took me 3 whistles), once done – mash it.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the bread crumbs. Mix well.
  3. Take a little ball of the mixture and shape them into a patty.
  4. Once all the patties are ready, coat them well in breadcrumbs and freeze them for 30 minutes.
  5. Shallow fry the patties until golden brown on each side.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

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