Taro Stem / Chembin Thandu (Thaalu ) Aviyal


2 taro stems / chembin thandu / thaalu
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
3 green chillies
1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup yogurt
salt to taste
1 sprig curry leaves
3 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Peel off the outer skin of taro stem and cut into thin slices.
  2. Wash well and add salt into this and mix well with hand and keep for 5 minutes. Then squeeze well with hand and keep it aside.
  3. Crush grated coconut, cumin seeds and 1 green chilli together and keep it aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a kalchatti / clay pot / pan and add taro stem, turmeric powder, chilli powder, 2 slit green chillies and mix well and cook covered till done.
  5. Add yogurt to this and mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Then add the crushed coconut mixture, mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes at low flame. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  7. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Keep it covered for 10 minutes and mix gently…Serve with rice….

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