Kesuvina ele chutney recipe | How to make taro leaves chutney | Colocasia leaves recipe

By Latha on August 3rd, 2018

kesuvina ele chutney

Kesuvina ele chutney recipe explained with step by step pictures. Kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney is very easy to prepare. This kesuvina ele chutney recipe is very popular across malnad region of Karnataka. Kesuvina ele chutney is a very tasty chutney recipe prepared using taro leaves, garlic, green chili, tamarind and salt.

This is a very healthy and traditional recipe. I learnt this recipe from my Mother. Taro leaves are highly nutritious. They are low in fat and high in protien. Taro leaves can be consumed regularly because they are rich in protein, dietary fiber, ascorbic acid and more other essential minerals including, iron, riboflavin, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin C, potassium, niacin, manganese, and copper. Based on some studies, taro leaves also bring anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. But raw taro leaves are toxic. So he leaves must be cooked to avoid the toxicity.

For kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney is prepared using edible variety of leaves. Few varieties of taro leaves are considered as edible. Taro leaves stem and roots are also edible and are very tasty. You can find one tasty recipe, pathrode using these taro leaves or kesuvina ele. Also you can find one more tasty arbi fry or kesuvina gadde fry recipe on this website.

Kesuvina ele chutney is a no-coconut chutney recipe. This can be prepared and stored in refrigerator for few days. You can find 2 more similar recipes on this website like no-coconut corainder leaves chutney and mixed greens chutney (kudi gatti) recipes.

If you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check my doddapatre chutney, kadle-uddina bele chutney, spicy green chutney, urad dal chutney, watermelon-rind chutney, garlic chutney, coriander leaves chutney, ridgegourd peel chutney, brahmi chutney and radish chutney.

Kesuvina ele chutney recipe

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 7 - 8 kesuvina ele or taro leaves
  2. 4 - 5 garlic, peeled and chopped
  3. 2 - 4 green chili
  4. Gooseberry sized tamarind
  5. 2 tbsp cooking oil
  6. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 2 tbsp coconut oil or any other cooking oil
  2. 1 red chili, broken
  3. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 4 - 5 garlic, crushed

Instructions for making kesuvina ele chutney:

  1. Wash, wipe and take the taro leaves or kesuvina ele. Remove the back stem portion. I have used 7 - 8 medium sized leaves.taro leaves for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  2. Next chop the leaves.colocasia leaves for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  3. Also chop the garlic and green chilis.garlic and green chilies for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add in chopped green chilies and garlic. Roast until garlic turns slightly brown.garlic and green chilies for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  5. Add in chopped taro leaves and fry until leaves are wilted.chopped leaves for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  6. Add in salt and tamarind juice. Switch off the stove.salt and tamarind for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  7. Wait until cool, transfer it into a mixie jar and grind until smooth.grinding kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  8. Prepare tempering using oil, mustard seeds and broken red chili.tempering kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  9. Wait until mustard seeds splutter. Add in crushed garlic and curry leaves.crushed garlic and curry leaves for kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  10. Next add in ground paste from previous step.making kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney
  11. Stir and boil for 5 minutes and switch off the stove. Serve it with hot steaming rice and ghee.kesuvina ele chutney or taro leaves chutney

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