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5/16/2011

Taro Leaves Plant / Chamadumpa Akkulu / Colocasia Esculenta / Sariakulu

          Taro or Arbi Roots  is more nutritious than the regular potato,comparative taro contains more protien and higher amounts of calcium and phosphorous in addition to goodly amounts of vitamins A,B6,C and E .It is easily digestible and so good for people with delicate digestive systems.

          The leaves are cooked  to make different dishes.In southern India,the leaves are weapped around a lentil filling,steamed,and seasoned to make a delicious dish called ,plaharam or patravade.People from western India make a similar dished called patra.But my momused to  make delicious idli arbi leaves idli ,baji

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You'll  need:-

A bucket
Arbi roots-4 to 5 nos
Soil


Ten days before you plant,place the arbi  in a warm spot with lots of light so that their shoots start growing.
Once the arbi roots have strong,hard shoots (sprouting).Once they start growing ,plant them in the ground or in a pot.
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Make a  hole in the bottom of the bucket,then fill it two-thirds full with soil.
Press the arbi roots into the soil,with the shoots facing up.Then fill the bucket near to the top with soil.Add water.
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Arbi roots needs lots of water.Otherwise they itch.If you are living in a colder climate dig them in winter.U can grow  this outside or inside home.
It will take 2 to 3 weeks for leaves.When the plant have a few leaves,the outer leaves can be harvested while still young and green,carefully cut the leaves.When u will cut them it will grow again.
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Soon i will come with leaves recipe .....

33 comments:

Hari Chandana

Wow.. Wonderful job dear.. thanks for sharing !!
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Padhu

Looks nice.I will try

Sarah Naveen

Great job :)..

Priya Sreeram

this one's a very good read - will try it out !

Deeksha

Great job done!

Suman Singh

Interesting..looking forward to the recipes!

Raji

Nice idea of potting the arvi plant..love the fresh green leaves.

Pushpa

Informative post.Never cooked with fresh leaves.

Pushpa

Informative post never cooked with fresh taro leaves.

julie

great job,dear..

JishasKitchen

wow..that's one very useful post..thanks a lot dear...I have bookmarked it...I am sure it will be helpful someday..:)

aipi

Wow ~ the plant looks so healthy - great job dear!
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

amazing pics, love how those taros have grown into plants. I am curious to see the leaves' recipe :)

Sobha Shyam

Good info dear..patravade is my fav :)..will wait fr great recipes..

TipsNDeals

this is my favorite..very helpful information..thanks for sharing..

Swathi

Looks awesome way of cultivating taro plant.

kitchenStories

Great job!
Here in Greece, we eat only the roots cooked like potatoes.
Looking forward to the recipes.
Their name is "Colocassi".

Suja

Wow nice idea dear..

Biny Anoop

gr8 job dear!!!!!!!!!!

Vidhya

This is awesome,will give this a try.

miri goes phishing!

wow...divya that's awesome....:)

Treat and Trick

Great job dear! Can't wait for your recipe..

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Priya

Wow welldone..

jeyashrisuresh

good job waiting for the recipe

Sushma Mallya

My granny always used to grow them and we used to do patrode:)....nice handy information!

Indrani

wow, you have grown taro plant at home, amazing..There are some awards waiting for you..PL. collect

Panchpakwan

Wow so delicious..we too make this in same way but with besan flour.

G.Pavani

grt job dear,idli looks soft ..

AMMU MOHAN

Wow very nice recipe..great job it is..especially for this recipe..I am following your wonderful blog...

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What a brilliant and wonderfully refreshing idea :) LOVE ALL YOUR PICS esp your arbi plant taking off - thanks too for showing me what arbi leaves look like - I had no idea although my children are ABSOLUTELY CRAZY about arbi roast :) TWO whopping thumbs up, Divya :)

Torviewtoronto

this looks good beautifully explained
once I bought this leaf accidentally mistaking it for another type of green and took a tiny bite and was feeling really strange
thank God nothing happened and then found out that it is toxic if it is not cooked
glad to see how it is made
thank you for sharing

Mehjabeen Arif

Great Job Dear !

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