1.Senai / Yam - 1/2 kg
2.Chopped Onions - 1/2no(small)
3.Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp (depends on ur spicy ,add more or less)
4.Garlic -2 to 3 cloves
5.Curry Leaves - 4 to 5 nos
6.Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
7.Fennel Seeds - 2 pinch
8.Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
9.Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
11.Salt To Taste
First peel the outer rough layer of the yam/senai & cut into small cubes & wash it thoroughly .Now boil the yam /senai pieces in water for 10 to 15 mins until it is cooked & becomes soft & tender(do not over cook & spoil the shape of the pieces) ,then drain the water as soon as its cooked.To this add red chilli powder ,salt
& mix it well with hand ,so that the pieces are coated with chilli powder .Heat oil in a frying pan ,add mustard seeds allow it to splutter,add the crushed garlic , fennel seeds, urad dal ,fry for 3 sec until the dal turns golden brown & then add the chopped onions ,curry leaves & saute for few seconds till the onions turn light brown .Now add the cooked yam/senai pieces & mix all well together.Close the pan with a lid & cook
in a medium flame till the raw smell of the chilli powder goes from it & it turns to golden brown color . Inbetween add extra spoons of oil & give a stir ,so that, it won't get stick to the bottom. Stir carefully ,do not spoil the shape of the cubes.Fry until it turns golden brown ,for reference see the above above picture ....Garnish it with curry leaves & serve it hot ... Goes well with sambar rice , rasam sadham ,curd rice .This is a best lunch box side dish .....
Note : It is otherwise called as Suran ..In the freezer aisle frozen suran is available in all Indian deparment stores.....