Dum Arvi (Steamed Colocasia)

Dum Arvi (Steamed Colocasia) is a delicious recipe that is cooked in mustard oil. Try it and serve with oaratha or pori. It goes great in breakfast and lunch.



  • Colocasia ½ kg
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Red chili flakes 1 tbsp
  • Carom seeds 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind paste 2 tbsp
  • Lemons 2
  • Nigella seeds (kalonji) 1 tsp
  • White cumin 1 tsp
  • Mustard oil 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Chopped green chilies 4 (sliced)


  1. Wash and peel colocasia and boil it. Once boiled, cool it.
  2. Add colocasia pieces in the bowl and add in turmeric, red chili flakes, carom seeds, salt, 2 tbsp tamarind paste, lemon juice, nigella seeds and cumin. Mix it well.
  3. Heat oil and sizzle fenugreek seeds then add colocasia. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with green chilies and serve hot with Puri.

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