Taro stir fry with Indian spices
As an alternative to traditional taro try this Indian inspired spicy stir fry
- Peel taro and cut in half horizontally, then into chunks
- Put boiling water in a saucepan with a lid over medium heat. Add taro root, replace lid, and allow to steam until tender and well cooked (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat and drain. Once cool enough, cut chunks into slices
- In a non-stick frying pan, gently heat oil. Add cumin seeds, chilli, turmeric, onion and ginger. Cook until onion is soft, about 5 minutes
- Add garam masala and drained taro, and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and serve drizzled with a yoghurt dressing (yoghurt, lemon juice and garlic mixed together)
Serve with a natural yoghurt dressing made of ½ cup natural unsweetened yoghurt, 2 tsp lemon juice, and 1 crushed clove garlic mixed together.
Raw taro can aggravate the skin. If it bothers you, wear dish gloves when peeling and chopping. Make sure it is cooked thoroughly.