I am a great fan of taro , so I really adore this dish. On the other hand my husband who doesn’t like taro runs away when I prepare this! Taro lovers would feel that this is a very delicious & flavourful gravy & others would just feel the opposite. So I would recommend you to try this out only if you like taro.
Taro – 2 cups ( I used the bigger variety), cut into bite size pieces
Salt – 3/4 tsp / to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Shallots – 5 big, chopped
Dry red chillies – 4 numbers
Curry leaf – 2 sprigs
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Roast the dry red chillies in oil without burning them. Pound the roasted chillies along with the shallots in your mortar & pestle.
Cook the taro in your pressure cooker adding 1 cup of water, turmeric powder & 3/4 tsp salt. Simmer for 7 minutes after the first whistle. Open the cooker when the pressure completely subsides. Mash some of the taro pieces with the back of your ladle ( there should be some taro pieces in your gravy) & add 1/2 cup of water to make up the gravy.
Add the pounded shallot-dry red chilly mixture & cook till the gravy becomes medium thick. Finally add the curry leaves & coconut oil, mix well & remove from heat.
Serve hot with rice.
Source:- Lalithapachakam by Mrs.K.M.Mathew