Thursday, August 18, 2011

taro talasani

Taro roots are also known as arvi/arbi. This is a simple stir fry using Taro roots. If you plant these bulbs, you can also grow your own taro/colcalsia/ALu leaves.

Taro Talasani
Taro Roots Stir fry
Ingredients
3-4  medium taro roots, scrubbed, scraped, chopped into shoe strings
salt to taste

Tempering
1 tbsp oil (preferably coconut oil)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
2-3 red chilies, halved

Garnish
1 tbsp freshly scraped coconut

Method
1. Heat oil preferably in iron kadhai/wok.  Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. As they splutter, add chopped root vegetables.
3. Stir fry for 15 - 20 minutes till cooked and crispy.
4. Add salt to taste.
5. Garnish with coconut

Note -
1. Taro roots can be slippery while peeling or chopping. Be careful!
2. Traditionally, turmeric powder is not used for talasani. But you can use it if you like.

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