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Colocasia Leaves Curry

Dipti Joshi
60 minutes
Prep Time
26 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Colocasia Leaves Curry RECIPE

In villages, Brahmin wedding meals are incomplete without this curry. It is called ‘Aluche Phad Phade’. If colocasia leaves are not available in your area, then this recipe can be made with curry and spinach leaves.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Side Dishes
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 100 grams (8-10 medium) colocasia Leaves roughly chopped
  2. 25 grams (¼ cup) Groundnuts
  3. 25 grams (¼ cup) Chana Dal
  4. 1 Tablespoon tamarind paste
  5. 1½ tablespoon jaggery
  6. 1 tablespoon chickpea Flour (Besan)
  7. 1 tablespoon Goda masala
  8. For Tempering: 1 tablespoon Finely Chopped garlic
  9. 2 Green Chills Cut into 1cm pieces
  10. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  11. ¼ teaspoon Asafetida Powder
  12. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Soak chana dal for 1 hour. In a steel vessel add chopped leaves, soaked chana dal and groundnuts.
  2. Add goda masala, tamarind and jaggery. Dissolve besan in ¼ cup of water and add it to the above mixture. Mix well and keep this vessel in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  3. After removing from cooker you will find the mixture is all mashed up. The mixture should be in the form of a thick curry consistency. If not, then whisk the mixture till it gets all mixed up. Now in a ladle take 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. Add all remaining tempering ingredients to it. Keep the ladle on medium high heat till garlic gets a nice brown color. Add this tempering to the mixture in the vessel. Add salt and mix well.
  5. Keep this vessel on medium heat; mixture will start bubbling in 2 m Lower the flame and check for seasoning. Adjust water so that you get a thick curry consistency. Remove from fire after simmering for 2-3 minutes. It is ready to serve.

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Evelyn Shilpa
Evelyn Shilpa   May-11-2016

Lovely green recipe..looks very healthy and yummy

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