Arvi Sabzi Satvik Style (colocasia Cooked In Satvik Style)

A friend of mine whose mother hails from Uttar Pradesh often cooked red kidney beans, brinjal and potato curry and this colocasia curry in the satvik style. Satvik tradition omits onion and garlic which makes this curry quite different. For us who use lots of garlic and onion on a daily basis to omit these flavours from our curry seems tough. But I think skipping these flavours brings one closer to the real flavour of this curry. It makes one pause and understand the actual flavour of each vegetable. Of the three curries my friend taught me, this is the most common one I make all the time. Hope some of you would try the satvik style.

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Preparation Time: 
25 Mins
Cooking Time: 
20 mins


Colocasia- 250g
Tomatoes- 3
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chili powder- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Dried Mango powder(amchur)- 1/4 tsp
Garam masala- a pinch
Salt- to taste
Coriander leaves chopped- 1/4 cup
Wash and peel the skin off the colocasia. In a pressure cooker heat oil and add the cumin seeds.
When the cumin seeds splutter add finely chopped tomatoes followed by salt. Saute till the tomatoes form a thick sauce.
After this add the spice powder and saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped colocasia and 1 cup water.
Pressure cook up to 2 whistles and let the pressure settle. When the pressure settles open the cooker and add amchur.
Bring the curry to a final boil and switch off after adding chopped coriander leaves.
Adding garam masala is optional.