June 5, 2008

JFI: Colocasia/Tara root/Arvi Stew

I am a proud 'Recipe Marathon' runner who received a gold medal (beautifully designed by DK) for my successful run..*wink*. Thanks to RM, I found some amazing friends during the journey, had hearty laughs, enjoyable moments to be cherished for. Here I proudly showoff my 'gold medal'..:)

Tara-root, more popularly called as Arvi in India, is one of my favorite veggies and when cooked properly (without the goey texture), it tastes heavenly. My mama used to make either a fry or a simple tadka version of it. I learnt about this arvi stew at my friend's place. I tweaked a little bit and am happy that it turned our really yummy and lip smacking!

Off this stew goes to JFI:Tamarind, guest hosted by lovely Sig!


1 cup of frozen Colocasia/Arvi/Tararoot (If using fresh - boil, peel and cut into rounds)
1 medium Onion, chopped
2 tbsp Tomato puree
1/4 cup Milk
Salt to taste
2 tsp Tamarind paste
2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Sugar
3/4 tsp Red Chilli powder

For Tempering:

2 tsp Oil
few fresh curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
2 whole Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds


1. Heat 1 tsp of oil, add chopped onion and tomato puree. Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Grind with milk into a fine paste. Keep aside.

2. In the same pan, put 1 tsp of oil, add in urad, mustard, whole red chillies, cumin, garlic and curry leaves. Let them splutter.

3. Add in frozen arvi/colacasia and cook for about 5-6 mins on medium-low heat. Mix in the ground onion paste and tamarind paste with little water if required. Cook for 5 minutes more.

4. Season with salt, turmeric and red chilli powder . finally add in some sugar.

5. Cook for couple of minutes, covered. Garnish with cilantro and Serve hot with rice.

My Food Blogger Finds is my way to introduce to you all, those enthusiastic food bloggers whom I got to know pretty recently..:)

In this edition, lets welcome - Hetal of Isha's Kitchen. She is one bubly, a fun-to-be-with person who made her niche in the food blogging world and managed to bag many awards..Congratulations dear!!

...and In her own words.. she says...

Food plays a very important part in one's life.I always had the passion for cooking and trying out new recipes. I love experimenting with food. Being a foods and nutrition graduate, I am always keen on how to make a recipe more nutritious at the same time tasty.........because it is a general belief that what is nutritious is not good in taste!! This blog is a sincere attempt to change this belief.
I am not a great chef....but a simple full time homemaker,through this blog I just want to share my experiences in the kitchen with you all and also get to learn something new from you.It would be a great pleasure if I can help somebody in any way through this blog.

Its great to have you around Hetal!.. Happy Food Blogging...:))


The second edition of Open Sesame is announced ..... and 25 enthusiastic participants..have already got cracking their riddles in the first 2 days and are having loads of fun...!!

Do u wanna join them.. then send in your choice of box to ifl(dot)opensesame(at)gmail(dot)com.

For other rules of participation: Click here.

Note: Winner for Open Sesame 1 will be announced tomorrow!.. Stay tuned..:)

Have a great weekend ahead.



  1. Congrats on the achievement, siri! your medal is cute. arvi stew looks delicious. I had so much fun playing open sesame. Thanks.

  2. congrats on crossing the finish line, siri! good going! :) the stew looks delicious!

  3. Awesome... that is a great recipe Siri... Thanks for the entry... And congrats on the gold medal :) You all deserve an actual gold for that performance :)

  4. Beautiful gold award!:)

    Arvi is a great entry.I know a dish for Tamarind, unfortunate;y I got cold and ear ache now, see if I can make something for her next week!:)

  5. Congrats with the marathod award.
    I love colacasia.
    We don't get them here.
    Your recipe looks delicious

  6. arvi is one of my favs too..a perfect potato substitute ...this recipe sounds wonderful and the dish looks tempting...perfect entry siri!!!

  7. nice recipe with colacasia....and congrats for the gold medal

  8. Congrats...a truly well deserved winner:) Your arbi looks yummy!

  9. I love colocasia in any form siri , my amma makes a similar pulusu with colocasia

  10. Congratulations Siri :)) Lovely recipe of colacasia, looks great!!!

  11. I love arbi in any form. Congrats on successfully completing the marathon. You girls are such a high-energy bunch! :D

  12. u know what siri i had kind of stopped blog hopping and here i see i have missed so much ... koi nai i will catch up... i lovee arbi .. and urs looks like a perfect treat..


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