Colocasia Dal

Colocasia Dal is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 6
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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)


  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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