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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 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  •  1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • salt to taste

Method:



  1. 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.
  2. Wash mutton pieces under running water.
  3. 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.
  4. Add 2 cups of water. Bring to boil. Close the cooker and cook until mutton became soft and tender. ( cook for 2-3 whistle)
  5. Let the cooker open itself.  Add boiled colocasia leaves with stems. Add pepper. Mix well. Add garam masala . Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.  Serve hot with steamed rice.

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