Colocassia Leaf Usli

Colocasia Leaf Usli, a semi dry subzi of iron rich colocasia leaves cooked with a toovar dal and chilli mixture with a mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves tempering.

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कोलोकैशिया लीफ उसली - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Colocassia Leaf Usli in Hindi) 

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Colocasia leaf is frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine in preparations like paatra and wadi. Now, it is time to think beyond these and find many more flavourful ways to include this iron-rich ingredient in your diet. A variant of the popular South Indian dry subzi made of vegetables and dal, this Colocasia Leaf Usli is a delicious way to bid goodbye to anaemia. Make this dry subzi using the easy steaming method described here.

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Colocassia Leaf Usli recipe - How to make Colocassia Leaf Usli

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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  1. Soak the toovar dal and red chillies in enough water in a bowl for 1 hour and drain well.
  2. Combine the colocassia leaves, soaked and drained toovar dal and red chillies, green chillies, asafoetida and salt and blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture using ½ cup of water.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 175 mm. (7?) diameter thali.
  4. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the mixture is cooked.
  5. Allow it to cool completely and crumble into pieces, with the help of your hand. Keep aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  7. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  8. 8. Add the crumbled colocassia mixture, dried mango powder and little salt mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1minute, while stirring continuously.
  9. Serve immediately.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy113 cal
Protein6.5 g
Carbohydrates16.7 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat2.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium8.1 mg

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Colocassia Leaf Usli
 on 03 Sep 19 09:46 PM

Really enjoyed the recipe.mixture can also use in parathe.
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Tarla Dalal    Renu, we are delighted you loved the Colocassia Leaf Usli recipe.
04 Sep 19 11:19 AM
Colocassia Leaf Usli
 on 11 Aug 19 07:56 PM

Yes . we south indian makes this sabzi in rainy seasons
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Tarla Dalal    Greetha, thanks for the feedback.
04 Sep 19 11:20 AM
Colocasia Leaf Usli
 on 29 Jul 14 04:01 PM

Something unusual....yet tasty..I never thot one can use colocasia for making subzi...very nice...totally iron rich...
Colocasia Leaf Usli
 on 25 Jul 14 11:30 AM

It is a dry subzi. Made in a south indian style. But it is packed with nutrition.
Colocasia Leaf Usli
 on 18 Jun 13 03:23 PM

Nice healthy vegetable. Love the taste of cooked tovar dal and it goes well with colocasia leaves.
Colocasia Leaf Usli
 on 12 Oct 10 11:07 PM

i tried this recipe and believe me it turned out awesome...i did not know patra leaves can be used so innovatively.. thank you tarlaji for a 5 star recipe!