It was all quiet all home this time around. With my little sunny boy we could not think of much.We loved the quiet new year celebration though. We had some Bisibelebath and Mango ice-cream with some Prosecco!
I am ready with my first post for the new year. It is a grossly under appreciated vegetable i happened to be head over heels in love with! Apparently Honey too adores this vegetable. We reserve it for special occasions because it is rather too rich prepared this way. This last week as well said our fond farewell to 2010, we celebrated with a rich meal of this curry, rice and chapatis. Boy could it be better? No..
We will need,
Kesavina gedde/colocasia /Arbi 1 lb
Onion 1 big sliced lengthwise
Garlic 3-4 cloves minced
Green chillies 2-3
Oil 1/4 Cup + for deep frying
Tomato 1 chopped
Red Chilli powder 1 tsp (adjust according to taste)
Dhania 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Fenel 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Coriander a handful
Salt to taste
Cloves and cinnamon ground 1/4 tsp
- Scrub and wash the colocasia in plenty of water.Dump them in the pressure cooker with water to almost cover them and cook for about 2-3 whistles.Remove from heat and cool.
- Once the colocasia is cool enough to handle, pull the skin off the vegetable and wash it in water once again. It is tricky till here, because sometimes this temperamental vegetable causes allergic itching if not done te right way!
- Slice the vegetable and deep fry them in hot oil till golden brown. Drain on paper towels
- Heat the 1/4 cup oil in a skillet. Throw in the mustard jeera and fenel seeds. Once they stop spluttering throw in the onion, garlic, green chillies. Saute for a couple of minutes, throw in the tomatoes and all the spices except the ground cloves and cinnamon. Cook for a few minutes till the rawness of the spices disapper, about 10 minutes.
- Add the the fried Colocasia. Cover and cook till everything is well combined.Adjust salt, throw in the ground cloves and cinamon. sprinkle the coriander, cover and cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from heat, serve hot with rice or rotis.