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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Taro Root Fry

Taro Root(Colocasia Root) is called as Kesuvina Gadde in Kannada, Chamadumpa in Telugu. In Dakshina Kannada Colocasia leaves are used to make a kind of leafy-pancake called Pathrode.


Ingredients:

Taro Root - 15
Green Chillies - 3, slit
Curd - 3 tbsps
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black Gram - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 5
Oil - 2 tbsps
Salt to taste


Method:


  1. Wash taro roots thoroughly.
  2. Pressure cook the roots(only one whistle)
  3. Once cooled, peel them and cut them into pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan, add black gram,mustard seeds,dry red chilli pieces and curry leaves.
  5. When mustard seeds start to splutter, set the flame to low and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and curd.
  6. Saute well for half a minute and add taro root pieces.
  7. Mix well and fry on low flame for a few 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with rice.
Variation:


  1. You can add onion and tomatoes in step 5, fry till tomatoes turn mushy and then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and curd.
  2. You can also add cumin and coriander seeds powder for flavor.

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