I usually eat extra amount of rice whenever kochu shak (Colocassia) is there in my kitchen. I like it very much and it is really really very tasty, delicious, yummy...Every beautiful adjective can be used for it. I have cooked it with shrimps and split yellow peas but you can easily try it without shrimps and split yellow peas. I can assure you that the taste will be just uncontrollable.
Ingredients to make:
- Kochu Shak (Colocassia): 1kg
- Cumin paste: 2tbs
- Turmeric powder: 1tbs
- Shrimps: 150gm
- Paste of split yellow peas: 100gm
- Dry red chilly: 2/3pcs
- Bay leaves: 2pcs
- Ghee: 8tbs
- Salt & sugar: According to taste.
Preparation to make "Kochu Shak ar kucho chingri (Colocassia with shrimps)" :
Clean the shrimps properly and marinate with turmeric powder and salt.
Heat ghee in pan/ kadhai.
Put shrimps and fry them.
Keep them aside.
Boil kochu shak (Colocassia) and drain the boiled water.
Put ghee in the pan/ kadhai.
Now add bay leaves, dry red chilly and cumin seed and let them splutter.
Then add shak (Colocassia), salt & sugar as required.
Cook until properly tender.
Now mix liquid paste of split yellow peason the tendered & cooked shak (colocassia).
Then add fried cumin powder, ghee and garam masala.
Very delicious dish is ready to be served with plain rice.