Colocassia (Arvi) leaves in lentil

Arvi leaves are green in colour and mostly used in Indian dishes. Cooked Arvi has a slightly sweet flavour. You can use them in different meal items by using variety of cooking methods- will give you unique flavours and texture to your Arvi Dishes. Arvi are full of Vitamin A (good for eyes) and Vitamin C (immunity booster) We combined them with dal in this specific recipe so good source of protein too.

Colocassia leaves in Lentil

2.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 200 gm red gram split (toovar dal) pressure cooked (washed, drained and cooked in pressure cooker)
  • 200 gm Arvi Leaves (colocassia leaves) finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 2 tbsp coconut fresh (grated)
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a pan fry the peanuts until light brown. Add chopped arvi leaves. Saute for few minutes until leaves are tender.
  • Mesh the cooked dal and add it.
  • Add turmeric and chili powder mix well.
  • Add jaggery, grated coconut, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put tamarind paste, cook for 2 minutes and serve hot by garnishing with grated coconut/green chillies and coriander leaves.
Keyword arvi leaves, Split red gram


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