I love baby vegetables, like potatoes, carrots and eggplants, I can't resist myself from picking up a bag of baby potatoes when I see them. The other day I saw this baby taro/colocasia, they looked so cute and since I don't see them that often like the potatoes, I picked a bag. I just made this simple roast with it, goes very well rice and dal or sambar saadam and looks very appetizing..
Need To Have
- Baby Colocasia - 2 cups boiled and peeled
- Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Red Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
- Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
- Curry Leaves - 10 to 15
- Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Urad Dal/Black Gram - 1 teaspoon
- Salt - to taste
Heat oil, add the urad dal and mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering add the boiled and peeled colocasia and mix. Then add the asafoetida, turmeric and chilly powders and salt.
Mix it, add some oil all around and roast it on low heat. When you start seeing brown spots, add the curry leaves and roast for a few more minutes, remove and serve it warm with rice and dal.
Cook the colocasia with lots of water on stove top, till the outer skin is loose enough to peel and also the vegetable is slightly soft to touch.
But don't overcook, it'll become mushy.
Since this vegetable is more sticky it'll require a little more oil than the regular potatoes.