Gathi Kochu r Dalna

Gathi Kochu r Dalna is a pure vegetarian Bengali specialty made with taro root and spices. It is a quick and simple dish that can be served with rice, chapati or roti.


  • 8 pieces taro root, sliced into halves
  • 1 medium potato, cut into cubes
  • 1 Medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas, blanched in warm water
  • 2 green chili slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2/3 cup mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder


  1. Fry taro root and potatoes separately with little salt and turmeric powder one by one and keep aside.
  2. Saute onion seeds, green chili, tomato, cumin powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Add 2 cups water, fried taro root, green peas and potato cubes and bring to a boil.
  4. Sprinkle garam masala powder and turn off the stove.
  5. Serve Gathi Kochu r Dalna with plain rice, chapati or roti

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