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Colocasia Dal
By : Uma Devi Ramachandra
Category : Vegetables, Andhra recipes, Daals
Servings : 4-5
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Wash colocasia leaves and chop them fine, keep aside.
  2. Cook tur dal along with haldi, a few drops of oil and 400ml of water upto 3 to 4 whistles
  3. Mash it roughly and keep aside,
  4. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli, hing & jeera
  5. Fry till the seeds crackle, add onion, green chilli, garlic cloves & red chilli powder
  6. Fry for 2 min, add tomato, stir allow it to become soft
  7. Add chopped colocasia leaves, mix well.
  8. Add salt & cook under sim for 2 to 3 min with the lid or till the greens become soft.
  9. Add mashed dal & tamarind paste, mix well and allow it to simmer for another min
  10. Sprinkle coriander leaves & remove.
  11. Serve with hot plain rice with a spoonful of desi ghee/chapathi/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.
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 asafoetida
1 tsp - chopped coriander leaves (optional)
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