Baby Taro Roast


Baby Colocasia Roast / Chembu Roast




1. Baby taro / cheru chembu / arbi / colocasia – Around 25 – 30, peeled

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

3. Water –  As required to cook

4. Salt – to taste

5. Chilly powder –  2 – 2.5 tsp

   Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

   Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

6. Coconut oil –  Around 3 tbsp or as required


Cheru Chembu / baby taroBaby TaroPeeled Chembu

1. Cook the baby taros until soft adding salt, turmeric powder and enough water. Do not over-cook them.

2. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a wide pan / cheena chatti and add the cooked taros. Mix well at low heat, adding the masala powders one by one. Cook at low heat until well-roasted and brown, turning sides in between and adding more oil as required.  It takes about 20 – 30 mts. Switch off when it is well-roasted. Serve with rice and any gravy.

Colocasia Fry

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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