Yam or suran is a tuber and this is normally found during rainy season. A popular dish is the Yam Tonak or Suran Tonak. Goan tonak is a gravy made with roasted grated coconut and spices and tastes delicious. Never eat this yam raw and always take care to cook it properly. I have added chickpeas to this gravy. You can even add white peas or green peas to suran tonak.
It is important to soak suran in tamarind and water as it removes the itchiness. Apply coconut oil to your hands while cutting yam as hands might itch. They are a good source of energy, carbohydrates and dietary fiber. It is rich in antioxidants and is an excellent source of vitamin B-complex.
Suran Tonak | Goan Style Yam Masala