Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala) | How to make Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala)

By Sheena Omana Narayanan  |  26th Apr 2018  |  
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Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala)by Sheena Omana Narayanan
  • Prep Time

    20

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

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About Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala) Recipe

Chembu is Colacassia or Arbi, Peera is basically Crushed shallots,cumin seeds and cocount base and Pathichathu is a kind of cooking process we Keralites generally cook in Clay pot(Meen chatti) which is cooking dry. This dish is inspired from Meen(Fish) patichathu. So one who don't eat non veg can definitely try this amazing veg dish from Kerala.

Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala)

Ingredients to make Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala)

  • For Cooking Colacassia
  • Colacassia OR Arbi - 250 gms ( clean and cut length wise, wash and set aside in water)
  • green chilly- 1 or 2 nos depend on your spice level
  • water- 1/4 cup
  • turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  • salt as per your taste
  • Kodumpulli( Kerala tamarind)- 3 small pieces
  • curry leaves few sprigs
  • coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • For ground masala
  • Grated coconut- 1 small cup
  • shallots- 3-4 nos
  • garlic- 1 or 2 pieces
  • Cummin seeds- 1 tsp
  • turmeric Powder- 1/2 chilly powder
  • chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • curry leaves- 4 or 5 leaves

How to make Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala)

  1. Heat clay pot add colacassia pieces,turmeric powder,Green chilly ,salt and water. Cover with lid and allow it to cook until colacassia turns tender.
  2. Add kodumpulli pieces and curry leaves and cook until water oozes out.
  3. While your colacassia is cooking, meanwhile we can prepare ground masala.
  4. Take all the ingredients given under ground masala in mixer jar and just crush it once. Do not add any water
  5. Now add this ground masala to cooked Colacassia and stir slowly without breaking any pieces.Cover with lid and cook for 2 to 3 mins
  6. After 3 mins pour coconut oil and curry leaves, cover with lid. Do not mix. Just leave just like that.
  7. Switch off the flame and serve with steam rice and Sambar or vettu Pulinkari

Reviews for Chembu Peera Patichathu(Colacassia in Dry Coconut masala) (1)

Maithili Iyer6 months ago

I will surely try this.
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