Chembhu Thal Thoran/Taro Stem Stir Fry

chembhu Thal Thoran is popular in kerala is prepared by taro stem sautéed in coconut and can make variety of dishes like pachadi,kalan(kerala style yogurt curry)using taro stem.This side dish goes well with rice.

Chembhu thaal Thoran (3)


  1. Taro stem/Chembhu taal –  4
  2. Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  3. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  4. Dry red chilly –2
  5. Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  6. Curry leaves
  7. coconut Oil
  8. Salt

chembhu Thaalu


Chembhu thaal Thoran (2)


  1. Peel of the outer skin and cut into small pieces.Add salt to it and mix well.Keep aside for 10 minutes.Squeeze out the excess water.Apply oil on both palms to avoid itchiness.
  2. Heat coconut oil in  a pan.Splutter mustard seeds,urad dal,dry red chilly and once it is done add grated coconut,curry leaves to it.stir well for 2 minutes.
  3. Finally add chopped taro stem to it and mix well.cook on medium flame for 5 minutes till it is dry.
  4. serve with rice.


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