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!


Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

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.


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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...:))

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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.

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

Have a great weekend ahead.

Siri

12 comments :

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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!:)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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