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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Colocasia stem stir fry

                         Vaentty bhajji/ thaalu thoran

Colocasia plant from our veggie garden

Serves-4 to 5
GSB cuisine


Colocasia stem- 7 cups
Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Black gram/urad dal- 1 tsp
Green chilli-2 
Water as needed (optional)
Salt to taste
Star fruit-1 to 2
Coconut scrapings- 1/2 cup


Clean & remove the unnecessary veins from the stem and chop them into small chunks. 

Make ready the coconut scrapings. To avoid itching once cooked we will add star fruit .So chop them too. 

Now heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds & let them splutter then goes in the urad dal & green chilly slits. 

Stir once,then add in the chopped stem along with 1 or 2 star fruits.Stir well.
Cover and cook. 

No need to add water. But in case if it's not cooking add very little water , cover and cook.Please note: do not add salt now because once it gets cooked it will shrink to half its quantity. 

Once completely cooked add salt ,coconut scrapings & mix well.

In case if it is salty add more scrapings to adjust the taste. Again do a taste
test if it itches in throat add more starfruit,else Can add malabar tamarind if star fruit is not available.

Our dish is ready to be served along with steamed rice.Enjoy..!!!

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