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Pork with colocasia leaves (kosu xaak)

Colocasia is a tropical plant found in entire northeast India.  Its every part is edible.  Its leaves, stems, flower 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 Pork with colocasia leaves (kosu xaak) recipe  I am using small colocasia  plants' leaves with stems.

Boil colocasia leaves and throw the water before making any recipe in order to remove the oxalates that may cause irritation of the tounge.

Colocasia plant 

Pork with colocasia leaves (kosu xaak)

📎Course : Main course 
📎Cuisine : Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes

🕞Total : 50 minutes
🍴Servings : 2


  • A bunch of Colocasia leaves with stems
  •  500 gms pork cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • salt to taste

  1. Wash colocasia leaves  with stems  under running water. Chopped them and boil them. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Wash pork pieces under running water. In a pressure cooker  take the pork pieces.  Add 2 cups of  water.  Close the lid.  In high heat cook for 2 whistles. Drain and keep aside.
  3. In a pan heat oil.  Add ginger garlic paste. Add  chopped onions. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add turmeric powder. Add pork pieces.
  5. Fry until oil separates.
  6. Now add cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.
  7. Add boiled colocasia leaves with stems. Mix well.
  8. Add black pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. 
  9. Serve hot. Serve as a side dish with steamed rice.