When you look at this picture, it may come across as Paneer but when you look closely, you will realize, this is nothing but humble Suran ( Elephant's Foot / Yam ) This is a recipe that uses rich tomato based gravy without any cream.
Try it :)
Take about 500 grams suran and boil it for a couple of minutes.
Then cut it into medium sized pieces. Don’t cut too small pieces.
Pat dry these pieces and later deep fry suran.
In a deep pan, heat 1 tbs oil. Once heated, add about 6-7 garlic cloves and half an inch ginger, roughly sliced.
Into this add 2 green chilles slit, 1 onion, 3 tomatoes roughly sliced. Sprinkle some salt and cook this for good ten to fifteen mins on a medium flame.
Then turn off the flame and let this cool down.
Once cooled, blend in into a smooth paste.
Now in the same pan, heat 1 tbs oil and once heated add 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped and 1 tsp jeera. Let it splutter. Into this add the paste we had made of tomatoes.
Also add below spices
1ts Kashmiri red chili powder,1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp jeera powder and salt as per taste.
Let this cook for next 10 mins minimum till the spices are roasted properly. This will start releasing oil and develop a beautiful color.
Now into this add half a cup curd.
Once again, we cook this for minimum 10 mins. It will thicken.
Now add about 1.5 cup water into this. Mix it well and add fried Suran that we had kept aside.
Let this cook for 5 mins on a medium flame.
As we had already boiled and fried suran, this shall not take more time.
Adjust the consistency and turn off the flame.
Serve it with hot chapatis or butter rotis.