Colocasia blossoms steamed in plantain leaf

Every part of Colocasia is useful for consumption and also aids in curing many health-related issues. The Colocasia flowers are widely used by the myriad communities of Assam to prepare many lip-smacking dishes.


Colocasia flowers—10

Fermented bamboo shoot—1 small cup or 2 or 3 table spoon

Salt—to taste

Garlic—10 cloves (crushed)

Ginger—1 small piece (chopped)

Green chillies—4 or 5

King chilli or bhot jolokia—a piece

Raw mustard oil—1 table spoon

Long coriander—7 leaves(chopped)

Banana leaf—for wrapping

A thread from banana leaf midrib or any thread—to tie


Wash the flowers and cut.

Wash the banana leaf and dry it out under the sun for it to shrivel a little, or you can do the same on your gas stove.

Use two banana leaf to wrap the ingredients as that will hold the ingredients sturdily. Place one leaf on top of another.

Now, place the flowers and all the ingredients on the banana leaf and wrap it nicely. Tie it up properly.

Place an iron tawa on the stove and heat it. Then lower the flame, and place the package on the tawa. To ensure that the heat does not escape, cover the packet with a convenient lid, and also you can place a heavy object on the lid.

Allow to cook for 15 to 20 minutes and then remove the lid and flip the packet. Once again cover the packet with the lid and allow it to cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off stove.

When the packet cools down to your comfort level to open it up, remove it from the tawa. Open this banana leaf packet and transfer the content to a plate. Now, mash it and serve as a delectable side dish with rice.