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Colocasia Dal Recipe

Colocasia Dal is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

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


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