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Aaluchi Patal Bhaji   Recipe

Popular Maharashtrian dish made with colocassia leaves

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings :

Aaluchi Patal Bhaji


  • Colocassia leaves (arbi ke patte) shredded
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
    1/4 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Tamarind pulp
    3 tablespoons
  • Oil
    3 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
    1/4 teaspoons
  • Garlic finely chopped
    4 cloves
  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Gram flour (besan)
    3 tablespoons
  • Raw peanuts
    1/4 cup
  • Jaggery (gur) grated
    1 tablespoon
  • Coconut scraped
    1/2 cup


Step 1

Boil arbi leaves with salt, one and a half tablespoons of tamarind pulp and chana dal in four cups of water till done. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, garlic and sauté for one minute.

Step 2

Add green chillies, turmeric powder and sauté for half a minute. Add besan, mix and sauté for a minute. Add the boiled mixture and half a cup of water if required.

Step 3

Adjust salt and stir. Add raw peanuts and adjust water. Cook for five minutes and add grated jaggery. Bring to a boil again and add the remaining tamarind pulp and mix.

Step 4

Add scraped coconut and some more water if required and cook on medium heat for half an hour, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

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