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Dry fish with colocasia leaves

Dry fish with colocasia

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


  1. Soak dry fishes in warm water for 5 minutes.
  2. Wash colocasia leaves with stems in running water.  Chop roughly.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from heat. Let the cooker open itself.
  5. In a pan heat oil.  Add ginger garlic paste.  Add chopped onions.  Add turmeric. Mix well.
  6. Pour everything from the cooker.
  7. In high heat cook for some time. Mix well.
  8. Add salt. Add dry fishes.
  9. Add black pepper powder.
  10. Cook for 5 minutes in medium heat by covering the lid.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Serve hot with steamed rice.


  1. It would be great to try this out. I'm not into Indian dishes, but it could taste interesting :)

  2. I totally think this recipe would work for me, minus the fish - vegan, sorry. If I'd take out the fish and make this with some beans I can see it becoming a delicious meal! :D

  3. This is a really interesting recipe. Hopefully I can try it one day

  4. I love your recipes! They are very well written! Also please share some lamb recipes if you can. If you already written some, please share the link!


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