Alucha fatfate or aluchi patal bhaji is a traditional, authentic, typical Maharashtrian dish. Alu is colocasia. It tastes just awesome. It has got nice sweet and sour taste. It is made on special occasions as wedding. Try this delicious recipe and drop a comment for me. Do not forget to like, share and subscribe.
- 4~5 Alu / Colocasia leaves
- 1 cup Water
- 2 tbsp Raw peanuts
- 2 tbsp Chana dal
- 2~3 tbsp Tamarind pulp
- 1 tbsp Gudh / Jaggery
- 2 tbsp Besan / Chick pea flour
- 1/2 tbsp Goda masala
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
- A pinch of Hing / Asafetida
- Methi / Fenugreek seeds
- 2 Fienly chopped Green chillies
- Take peanuts and chana dal and soak them in enough water for 4 hours.
- Take colocasia leaves and wash then really good.
- Take a leaf and flip it over.
- Cut the stalk and peel as much skin as possible.
- Keep the stalk aside.
- Roll the leaf and cut it.
- Take the stalk and peel it. Chop the peeled stalk into small pieces.
- Take chopped alu add water.
- Take soaked chana dal and peanuts into other pot.
- Take cooker and add water at the base.
- Put the pot containing alu at the bottom and other pot above it.
- Close the lid and cook on medium heat until 2 whistles.
- Take the pot out and beat alu really good.
- Add tamarind pulp, gudh and mix well.
- You can add ambat chuka instead of tamarind pulp.
- Chop ambat chuka and add it to alu while cooking.
- If you add ambat chuka then don’t adds tamarind pulp at all.
- Add besan and mix well. Make sure no lumps of besan are formed.
- Add goda masala, salt and stir well.
- You can add garam masala or kala masala instead of goda masala.
- Add cooked dal and peanuts. Mix well.
- Heat up oil in a pan.
- Add mustard seeds and let them pop up.
- Add hing, fenugreek seeds and green chillies.
- Mix well and add alu mixture into it.
- Though it looks runny in the beginning, it will thicken up as it cooks.
- Cook on medium heat for about 8-10 minutes. Rawness of besan should be removed.
- Turn off the gas and alucha fatfate is already.
- You can cook alu, peanuts and chana dal together. But then you can’t beat alu properly. So cook alu and peanuts and chana dal separately.
- Alu is a little itchy. So rub a little oil on hands and then chop it.