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  By Sobiya N. Moghul  posted Nov 12th 2012 at 8:00AM IN | Avg Rating
Recipes

Colocasia Leaves (Arbi ke patte)


Different parts of India embibe colocasia leaves in their traditional cooking in unique ways. Not a new green, but needs more demand when in season. Second best source of β-carotene (surpasses the RDA manifold), excellent in vitamin K, being a green. Meets ½ the RDA for calcium, 1/3 of that of iron, ¼ of the vitamin C. Also provides good amount of folate.

Arbi wale Chole – (serves 4, 65 kcals/serving)


Ingredients



  • ½ cup chole (soaked overnight)

  • 4 tender colocasia leaves with stems, chopped

  • 4 tsp coriander-cumin seeds powder

  • ¼ tsp tamarind extract

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 red chilies, slit

  • A pinch asafoetida

  • 1 tbsp Oil

  • Salt to taste



Method



  • Pressure-cook chana and colocasia leaves separately in cooker.

  • Heat a little oil, splutter coriander-cumin seed powder and grind these with red chilies, tamarind into a paste.

  • Add chole, colocasia leaves and salt to the above mixture. Cook for 7-8 minutes till the mixture boils well.

  • Heat a little oil and splutter mustard seeds. Then, add asafoetida, bay leaf. Pour this seasoning over the chole, colocasia mixture.

  • Serve hot with chapattis or rice.


 

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