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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vegan Secret-Spiced Taro Root Fry

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Psssttt..This is my secret "Seed-Spice Blend" recipe that I had meant to take to the grave..but since I am a very magnanimous person with a splendid spirit to share, I have decided to let you all have it instead.What is so special about this spice mix? Nothing except the fact that I came up with this recipe after many trail and errors. All in all, its a very simple recipe with a major flavor kick. And. Not. At. All. "Spicy".
**This spice blend can be used for Potato and Yucca-Root/Cassava/Tapioca fry or even Steamed chick peas**
Ingredients:
  • Taro Root -  12#s, midsized
  • Olive oil - 3-4 tbsp
  • Salt for taste
For the Secret Seed-Spice Blend:
  • Peppercorns - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/3 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Granulated garlic - 1/2 tsp (Fine garlic powder may be used instead)
Procedure:
  • In a pot, add the taro root and cover with water. Boil it until its almost cooked but firm enough to retain shape.
  • Dunk it in cold water for 5-10 minutes. Remove skin, roughly chop into big chunks. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, dry roast all the ingredients except granulated garlic until they exude aroma.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, powder the roasted ingredients along with granulated garlic to a fine powder.
  • To a wide skillet, heat oil and add the spice blend.
  • Add the chunky taro, sprinkle salt and fry on low flame, stirring constantly until they are browned evenly for about 15-20 minutes.
Enjoy!
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47 comments:

  1. Secret spice powder sounds interesting, i think we can use this spice powder to any veggies fry..thanks for sharing..taro root stir fry looks awesome CL..

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  2. Looks Great!!Simply superb,thanks for sharing..

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  3. I've seen those at grocery stores! Now i know what to use those for. :)

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  4. Looks and sounds great dear. Secret Spice Powder... yum yum yum !!!

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  5. Interesting secret spice powder indeed...The tara root stir fry looks delicious.

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  6. Looks tasty and your spice powder is interesting.

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  7. I like the secret spice blend, I think it will useful for all veggies.

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  8. Interesting Lassie...Secret spice sounds very flavorful..Lovely clicks too

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  9. lovely taro root...lassie...i love the spice mix...very aromatic! thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. Love you secret spice powder..will try this soon..yummy:-)

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  11. I have seen this taro root for many times in chinese market...now i got a recipe to make it...thanks for sharing...have a nice day....

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  12. how awesome! ive never tried to cook with taro root before but i actually really like taro! great recipe... yum!

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  13. une recette qui me met vraiment en appétit à une heure aussi tardive
    c'est parfait
    à bientôt

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  14. This looks wonderful and your photos are really nice!

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  15. It looks really yummy..nice recipe! lovely pics too..

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  16. Luv taro in any form...Looks great and yummy yummy..

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  17. Tasty,tangy,spicy fry. Sounds yummy and the click confirms the same :):):):)

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  18. Simply superb .. not a big fan of this veggie but this secret blend spice is really tempting .

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  19. never thought taro root fry could look so delicious...very tasty indeed

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  20. Heyyy Cooool,,,fry rombha nalla irukku paa.looks delicious with spices n perfectly cooked.

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  21. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. I liked your blog very much. Very nice and interesting recipe. Taro root looks delicious, spicy and mouth watering. I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.

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  22. never tried taro root fry...used to put it in avial...like this recipe...

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  23. I've seen those at grocery stores, but didn't know what to do with those... hehehe and yeah Secret spice powder sounds interesting :)

    And sorry as i haven't been able to be very regular on Blogs lately due to work pressure, but i am hoping to be here more often now.

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  24. Looks so good and sppicy, secret spice is a sure hit I bet!

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  25. I love taro but have never cooked it myself! This looks like a delicious dish. Now I'll finally have something to make when I see it at Whole Foods!

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  26. thanks for sharing....
    we make it too but different spices!!

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  27. I love taro roots! This looks wonderful with all the spices.

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  28. I love the small taros :) A great side dish for my next Indian dinner!

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  29. இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

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  30. Oooo, thks for sharing your secret spice recipe ... the world is now a more delicious place :))

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  31. hey that looks super good!. We make taro root so often at home and this recipe will be an interesting variation. Thanx for sharing...

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  32. Thanks for sharing your secret spice da :)....We don't eat taro root...may be I can try this with potatoes :)

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  33. @Gita - Yes you may. The spice powder may be used with Potato, Chickpeas etc etc.

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  34. I love taros! This sounds and looks so delicious!

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  36. சூப்பர்ப்...அருமை...இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துகள்...

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  37. Love taro root..Got to try your spice blend next time :-)

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  38. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! :-) I'm so glad you brought me to your beautiful blog! I'm also very, very glad that you decided to share your secret spice recipe - it sounds incredible!!

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  39. Bookmarking this one to try , i have some taro in my fridge:)

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