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Mutton gravy with pepper and colocasia leaves


Colocasia  is a tropical plant found in entire northeast India.  Its every part is edible- leaves, flower,  stem 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.

Other similar recipe :
>Pork with colocasia leaves


INGREDIENTS:

•  A bunch of Colocasia leaves with stems

• 500 gms mutton cut into pieces

• 1 onion chopped

• 1 tomato chopped

• 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

• 1/2 tbsp turmeric

• 1/2 tbsp cumin powder

• 1/2 tbsp coriander powder

• 1/2 tbs red chilli powder

• 1/2 tbsp black pepper

• 1/2 tbsp garam masala

• 3 tbsp mustard oil
&
• salt to taste

Method:


Wash colocasia leaves  with stems  under running water. Chop roughly and soak it in salty water for 10 minutes. Drain and again add 2 cups of water in a pan together with the colocasia leaves with stems . Boil it for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

Wash mutton pieces under running water.
Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottom pot or in a pressure cooker.  Fry mutton pieces until oil separates and mutton pieces turns light golden brown. Then add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onions.  Fry for 2-3 minutes.  Add chopped tomatoes. Cook until oil separates . Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and red chilli powder . Mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and cook for few minutes.

Add 2 cups of water. Bring to boil. Close the cooker and cook until mutton became soft and tender. ( cook for 2-3 whistle)

Let the cooker open itself.  Add boiled colocasia leaves with stems. Add pepper. Mix well. Add garam masala . Cook for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.  Serve hot with steamed rice.

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