Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Aloo Cha Phadphada or Aloo Che Patal Bhaji...


This is a traditional Maharashtrian dish, which is made on special occasion. It's a very old and simple dish. This dish is made with Colocasia leaves which is also known as Taro leaves. These leaves are easily found during monsoon. This dish can be prepare in various ways.

Ingredients
12 medium sized Colocasia Leaves and stems chopped
2 Green Chillies cut into halves
4 to 6 Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Coriander Chopped
1/2 cup Raw peanuts soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup Split Bengal Gram soaked in water for 30 minutes
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Goda Masala 
1 tbsp Tamarind paste
1/4 cup Ground Coconut paste
1 tbsp Jaggery
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tbsp Oil


Method
Take a pressure cooker. Heat oil. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Add the curry leaves and green chillies and sauté it for few seconds. Add the colocasia leaves, peanuts, split bengal grams, salt, turmeric powder, goda masala and Jaggery. Stir the vegetable. Add 1 1/2 cups of water. Cover the lid and let it give 3 to 4 whistles. Let the pressure release. Add the tamarind paste and coconut paste. Let it boil for 5 to 7 minutes more. Add coriander leaves and serve it hot.