Colocasia Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 25 to 30 - small tender colocasia leaves
  • 250 g - tur dal
  • 1 onion, medium, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 red chill
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tomato, medium, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1/4 tsp - jeera
  • 10 curry patta leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - thick tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • turmeric, a pinch
  • a pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tsp - chopped, coriander leaves (optional)

How to Make Colocasia Dal

  • Wash colocasia leaves and chop them fine, keep aside.
  • Cook tur dal along with haldi, a few drops of oil and 400 ml of water up to 3 to 4 whistles
  • Mash it roughly and keep aside,
  • Heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli, hing and jeera
  • Fry till the seeds crackle, add onion, green chilli, garlic cloves and red chilli powder
  • Fry for 2 mins, add tomato, stir allow it to become soft
  • Add chopped colocasia leaves, mix well.
  • Add salt and cook under sim for 2 to 3 min with the lid on or till the greens become soft.
  • Add mashed dal and tamarind paste, mix well and allow it to simmer for another min
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and remove.
  • Serve with hot plain rice with a spoonful of desi ghee/chapatti/poori.
  • You can cut short the cooking process by adding greens and tomato to dal in the first step.
  • But the colocasia leaves will lose their attractive green colour during cooking.