Colocasia is a tropical plant found in entire northeast India. Its every part is edible. Its leaves, stems and roots. But Some may not like it. And some may be allergic to it. There are many varieties of colocasia found in this region. In this recipe I am using small colocasia plant's leaves with stems.
There are many varieties of dry fish available in the market. Here in this recipe I am using small dry fish which are dried on smoke over the open fire cooking stove by the village people.
• A bunch of colocasia leaves with stems
• 2 tbsp lentil
• 10-15 dry fish
• 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
• 1 small onion finely chopped
• 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
• 1/2 tbsp black pepper
• 2 tbsp oil
• salt to taste
Soak dry fishes in warm water for 5 minutes.
Wash colocasia leaves with stems in running water. Chop roughly.
In a pressure cooker take lentils. Rinse and add 2 cups of water. Add colocasia leaves with stems. Close the lid. In high heat cook for 2-3 whistles.
Remove from heat. Let the cooker open itself.
In a pan heat oil. Add ginger garlic paste. Add chopped onions. Add turmeric. Mix well.
Pour everything from the cooker.
In high heat cook for some time. Mix well.
Add salt. Add dry fishes.
Add black pepper powder.
Cook for 5 minutes in medium heat by covering the lid.
Remove from heat.
Serve hot with steamed rice.