Colocassia Leaf Raita


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Colocassia leaves are a common ingredient in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. It is used to make wadi, paatra, and other such tasty dishes. Here is another tasty dish using this diabetic-friendly ingredient. You can make delicious Colocassia Leaf Raita by combining this low-carb leaf with curds, a dash of lemon juice, and an aromatic and flavourful tempering that enhances the subtle taste of the leaves. Use low-fat curds to curb the fat content. Serve them with Methi Crispies or Spicy Phudina Khakhras to enjoy a light snack.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Place the colocassia leaves in a steamer, sprinkle lemon juice evenly over it and steam for 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Cool and add to the curds along with the salt and sugar and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the tempering to the raita, mix well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of coriander and serve chilled with methi crispies or spicy phudina khakhra.

Nutrient values per serving
64 calories 4.6 gm 7.2 gm 1.8 gm 1.9 gm 202.8 mg 2.3 mg

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