Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chembu Curry



Today I am sharing the recipe of Chembu curry / Taro curry. Colocasia is also known as taro / elephant ear and it got the name " Elephant ear", because its leaves resemble the shape of an elephant's ear. My mother prepares fish curry almost everyday but there are some days when we don't get any fresh fish from the market. Mostly on those days she prepares this chembu curry because this dish tastes similar to a fish curry. This is my mother's recipe and since my hubby also likes chembu curry, I prepare this whenever I buy some taro from the Indian store...:)..

Ingredients

Taro / Chembu ~ 2 1/2 cups ( Medium sized pieces )
Grated coconut ~ 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup
Coriander powder ~ 3 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ~ 2 tsp
Fenugreek powder / Uluva podi ~ 1/4 tsp 
Shallots / Kochu Ulli ~ 4 nos
Green chillies ~ 5-6 nos ( Split length-wise )
Garlic ~ 4 cloves
Tamarind paste ~ 1/2 tsp ( You can even squeeze the juice out of a small sized tamarind which was soaked in 1/2 cup of water for at least 15 minutes. )
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Mustard seeds / Kaduku ~ 1/4 tsp 
Salt to taste
Oil 

Method
  • First peel the skin of taro / chembu and wash it nicely by changing the water 2-3 times.( Note: Make sure you remove both the brown and green color skin of the taro.). Then cut taro to medium sized pieces and cook it by adding around 3 cups of water, green chillies, salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder for about 20 minutes in medium flame. 
  • Meanwhile grind grated coconut, garlic, shallots, red chilli powder, coriander powder, fenugreek powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder to a fine paste by adding 1/4 cup water.When taro is cooked, lower the flame and add ground coconut paste and slowly mix it without mashing the taro. Then add tamarind paste and enough salt and remove from the flame after 10 minutes.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it crackles, add curry leaves and 3-4 green chillies and fry till they turns slightly dark in color and mix this with taro curry. 




Enjoy with rice.

Cheers!!!

    25 comments:

    Reshmi Mahesh said...

    Looks delicious....Great with rice...

    Priya said...

    Wat a catchy and inviting chembu curry..simply fantastic..

    Gulmohar said...

    love this curry

    Swathi said...

    Chembu curry looks awesome delicious.

    An Open Book said...

    that looks amazing...would go great with a bowl of rice

    Kairali sisters said...

    Ethum kooti chorunnan thonunu epol, adipoli aytundeee..

    Harika's Kitchen said...

    Looks colorful yummy with rice and rotis...

    Deepti said...

    perfect chembu curry....looks great

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

    Smitha said...

    looks amazing and super delicious!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy
    Flavors

    Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Curry looks amazingly inviting and yummy. Absolutely a super dish.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    Nandini said...

    I love this curry! Looks very inviting...

    hemalata said...

    Delicious Chembu curry ,nice preparation.

    Mehjabeen Arif said...

    love the way u presented the dish.. so inviting n warm

    Ila said...

    curry bowl is inviting and awesome :)
    Simply delicious :)

    Treat and Trick said...

    Yummy and so tempting!

    Suja Sugathan said...

    Delicious and yummy curry,love this.

    Kalpana Sareesh said...

    perfect curry...

    Roshan said...

    droolworthy chembu curry!!

    Santosh Bangar said...

    super and perfect curry

    Pavithra said...

    Wow love the curry..love the chembu so so much.. and i love this recipe.

    Nitha said...

    adipoli tto... sherikkum kothi varunnu..

    Pushpa said...

    Delicious arbi curry.

    Prathima Rao said...

    Though we usually make dishes from arbi leaves, we have never tried any dish with arbi...Had bought it once & then it simply went to a waste as we did not know what good preparation we could make...Now this dish we will surely try out..Looks delicious & a keeper recipe!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    julie said...

    U have a lovely blog with super clicks ! nice yummy recipes too..find some time at my space also

    Shobha Kamath said...

    Very inviting and worth a try.

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