Thursday, August 29, 2013

Arvi Ka Salan ( Colocasia / Taro Root Curry )


Arvi Ka Salan ( Colocasia / Taro Root Curry ) ... A simple vegetable curry, made with onions, tomatoes and spices. It tastes great with a squeeze of lemon on top.


Arvi Ka Salan ( Colocasia / Taro Root Curry )

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Ingredients :
  • 500 gm.  Colocasia / Taro Root ( Arvi )
  • 1/4 cup oil; or less
  • 125 gm.  ( 2 medium ) onions, thinly sliced
  • 250 gm.   tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp.  cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp.   ginger garlic paste
  • 6 - 8 whole black pepper
  • 4 - 5 cloves
  • 2 large cardamom
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp.  coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp.  red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp.  salt, or according to taste
  • 1/2 tsp.   garam masala powder 
  • 2 -3 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp.  fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method :
  • Wash arvi and let them dry. Then peel the skin with a knife and make lengthwise slits halfway through arvis. Place in a bowl of water and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and put in a blender with tomatoes and cumin seeds. Blend to a fine paste ( add little water, if needed ).
  • Add ginger garlic paste, black pepper, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick to the oil; stir-fry for a minute.
  • Add coriander powder, chillies powder, turmeric and salt along with the blended paste of onion and tomatoes.
  • Add 1 cup water, cover and cook over medium heat until the water dries out and the oil begins to separate.
  • Add arvi and enough water ( depending on how thick or thin you want the curry ); cover and cook over medium heat until arvi becomes tender ( not mushy ) and the required curry / gravy is left.
  • Add garam masala,  green chillies and coriander leaves to the curry. Cook on very low heat for 3 - 4 minutes until the oil comes to the top.
  • Serve hot with Chapati / Roti, Naan or Paratha.

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

25 comments :

  1. wow, luks so tempting, delicious...

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  2. Such wonderful looking dish!
    I love the learning new recipes from you.
    It looks like something my family would definitely love!!

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  3. This curry is new to me. Usually we make stirfry with taro roots. curry looks rich Ambreen and the addition of lemon juice would give a real kick to that curry.Yumm

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  4. Delicious and lovely looking salan. Wish I was there to get a taste of it.
    Deepa

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  5. I absolutely love arvi ka sala however my hubby and daughter can't stand it. I am craving for your bowl of curry.

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  6. We always make traditional curries with taro nothing with masala. I should try this curry.

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    1. Thank you Razina, Winnie, Chandrani, Rafeeda, Suhaina, Deepa, Taruna & Meena :)

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  7. i've actually never had this sabzi before! Lately I've been trying new vegetables and salans, so this will make an appearance on my table soon :) Btw, do you have a good recipe for aloo matar gobi? My friend brought some over last week and it was delicious! She too is from Lahore, so I thought I should ask my favorite Lahori- you! :)

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    1. So sweet of you dear, you always blush me with your comments. I haven't tried this combination of aloo matar gobhi before, would love to learn it from you :)

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  8. Never tried this kind of curry with arvi, love the colour of the curry.. Makes me hungry.

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  9. That colour is legitimately divine :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. Your salan looks perfectly done dear!

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    1. Thank you Priya, Uru and Familycook for your kind words :)

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  11. Muy lindo color es sabroso con curry y el picante receta adorable,hugs,hugs.

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  12. looks so delicious and tempting, good to see some spicy dish from you after sweets.

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  13. I love arvi cooked in all forms but mostly I make it dry. This looks lovely.

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  14. ✿✿彡
    Muito bom mesmo, colorido e saboroso.
    Bom domingo, ótima semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

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    1. Thank you Balvinder & Inês for your sweet comments :)

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  15. This is a beautiful vegetarian curry Ambreen! It bursts with flavors!

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  16. I haven't tried shorby wali arvi.. but now I will..

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    1. Oh really, hope you like it if you ever try out arvi ;)

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