Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Asthram

Ingredients:
 
Colocasia – 2 cups
Kudam puli (Malabar tamarind) – 1 piece
Grated coconut – 1 ½ cup
Shallots – 5 nos
Green chilies – 4 nos
Dried coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – as required
Set curd – 2 cups
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Dried red chilies – 4 nos
Oil – as required
Salt – as required
 
 
Method of Preparation:
 
Cook colocasia with required amount of water, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind. To this add fine paste of coconut, green chilies, cumin seeds, shallots and curry leaves. It should be of thick consistency. Add salt and remove from the flame. Let it cool. Add the set curd to it. In another pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves to it. Add this to the asthram.

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