Monday, March 28, 2011

Chembu Vevichathu / Chembu Puzhukku


Today I am sharing the recipe of Chembu puzhukku / Chembu vevichathu / Mashed colocasia. Colocasia is also known as taro / elephant ear. It got the name " Elephant ear", because its leaves resemble the shape of an elephant's ear. One of my friends gave me an idea of making chembu puzhukku and after that while I was talking to my MIL about this dish, she helped me with this recipe. I prepared this 2 days back and believe me, its very delicious and it tastes similar to Kappa Vevichathu / Mashed tapioca. It goes well with Kanji ( Rice porridge) or even you can have it with some rice or fish curry.

Serves ~ 2 adults

Ingredients

Chopped Chembu / Taro  ~ 2 1/2 cups - 3 cups
Grated coconut ~ 1/2 cup
Coriander powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Green chillies ~ 3-4 Nos
Shallots ( Kochu Ulli ) ~ 5 Nos ( 3 for grinding and 2 for seasoning )
Fennel seeds ( Perinjeerakam ) ~ 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies ~ 2-3 Nos
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil

Method

  • First clean and peel the chembu and then cut it into medium size pieces. Then cook by adding 1 cup - 1 1/2 cups of water and little salt for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grind coarsely grated coconut, coriander powder, green chillies, shallots, fennel seeds, turmeric powder and red chilly powder by adding just 1-2 tbsp of water. When the chembu / taro pieces are cooked, add the ground coconut mixture and salt to it and mash the chembu pieces while mixing it. Then remove from the flame after 3-4 minutes. 
  • In an another pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add dry red chillies, curry leaves and chopped shallots and saute till shallots become brown in color. Pour this to the mashed chembu.
Enjoy with Kanji / Rice.


Cheers!!

28 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious curry lovely addition of coconut looks wonderful

SheenaBabu said...

New Recipe for me.....Try it soon

Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious recipe...n with addition of coconut makes this recipe unique !

aipi said...

What a great recipe dear. The presentation is fab too :)

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divya said...

Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...

Yummy Team said...

Chembu puzhukku adipoli aayittundu, Jisha..Clicksum kollam!

Suja Sugathan said...

Love this so much,looks delicious..adipoli dear.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow delicious and yummy curry !! as usual awesome clicks !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Puzukku super...ente fav annu...pictarum kidillan...

Valarmathy Siva said...

A very different recipe looks yumm will surely try @ home..

Valar http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

Swathi said...

chembu puzhukku adipoli.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy recipe dear. Looks so colorful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe...luks delicious...

Tina said...

my all time fav....looks mouthwatering dear....

Rekha shoban said...

yummy yummy!!!nice click!

Priya's Feast said...

Never tried cola cassia in smashed way of cooking...Nice recipe

Hari Chandana said...

Very delicious curry.. looks simply awesome dear.. thanks for the recipe :)
Indian Cuisine

Priya said...

Feel like finishing that whole bowl,wonderful looking chembu puzhukku..

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks yum...

Harika's Kitchen said...

Very new to me. I shld learn many and muych more dishes from u.

Ila said...

wonderful recipe but new to me :) looks awesome :)

Kairali sisters said...

Chembu puzhuku kazhicha kalam thanne njan marannu, padam kidilan tto..presentationum adipoli...

Smitha said...

new to me...looks delicious tho!...very nice!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Prathima Rao said...

Never made anything like this frm colocasia....Looks yummm!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...flavorful n healthy ....first time here..U hv a space with mind-blowing pics n recipes..vist mine as time permits...FOLLOWING U...........
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Santosh Bangar said...

new for me but sound delicious .today i am also post the recipe of colocasia

Sneha Benny said...

I stumbled upon your blog. Nice recipe . I haven't tried it !!! I am happy to follow you.

Sneha

http://inspirationalartofcooking.blogspot.com/

Shanthi said...

Looks perfect and creamy

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