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  • By this time grand-aunt joins us, giving us a tour of the backyard pointing to the drumsticks, curry leaves, chillies, cheera or amaranth leaves, marachini or tapioca, chena or yam, chembu or colocassia, tamarind….. there is enough growing to make a lovely lunch!

    Manga Perukku - A union of Mango and Coconut

  • If adding vegetables, chunks of cooked white pumpkin, or boiled, sliced and fried colocassia slices, or fried okra slices can be added to the kozhambu during step.5 simmering stage

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Mor Kozhambu is a buttermilk based Tamil 'kadhi', which can have fried or sauteed okra pieces, chunks of cooked white pumpkin, or fried colocassia pieces.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • If the colocassia are very small, then leave them as it is.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Fresh winter vegetables like red carrots and Haricot beans along with red pumpkin, colocassia tubers, sweet potatoes and even plantains are cut into large chunks, cooked till soft and simmered in a freshly ground gravy - consisting of mainly red chillies, sesame seeds, coconut and a bit of rice and udad dal.

    Archive 2007-12-01


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  • "'That must be a colocassia,' observed Martin, leaning on the wall.

    "'So it is. The taro itself, I believe. Yes, certainly the taro. Its leaves, though bitter, improve on boiling; and it is a famous anti-scorbutic.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 245

    March 9, 2008