Recipes - Allu Dentto Curry

2 - 3 stems of Allu (Colocasia)
2 Dentte ( Stems of green leafy veg.)
½ scraped coconut
8 red chillies (long & short mixed)
3 tbsp coriander
1 tbsp cumin (Jeera)
½ tsp. mustard
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 onion
5 flakes garlic
2 Ambade (Optional)
Small ball of tamarind ( If Ambade is used, then very little tamarind)
Salt according to taste
1 cup coconut milk ( Optional)

For Seasoning : 2 tbsp.oil, 1 tsp. mustard, 3 flakes crushed garlic, 8 to 10 curry leaves.


1. Clean the Allu & Dente very well by removing the outer skin. Cut allu into small pieces and Dente into 2" pieces and cook them with salt and little water. May also pressure cook them for about 2 whistles.
2. In a pan dry roast together the chillies, coriander, cumin (jeera), mustard.
3. Dry roast together onion and garlic flakes.
4. Grind all these roasted ingredients with fresh coconut , tamarind and turmeric powder.
5. Add this ground masala along with crushed ambade to the boiled vegetables and bring to boil.
6. Adjust salt according to taste.
7. Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add mustard, when they splutter add crushed garlic and curry leaves, fry till they turn brown and then pour over the curry. And keep it covered.
8. Coconut milk can be added before seasoning if required.

(Note: Allu-Dentto can be substituted with white pumpkin & sprouted green gram (Moog)).


Comment on this article

  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Sep 07 2019

    Thank you for this recipe.. I was in search of this. I will try tomorrow... Wish you a happy feast of Nativity... Mother Mary Shower her blessings on you...and our nature..

  • sunita, Manipal

    Fri, Sep 06 2019

    If i want to cook Alu dento curry for 20 people how much should be the ingredients.

    The taste of this curry is awesome

    Please advise. I want to prepare this on 08 Sept 2019.


  • William Dantes, Gantalkatte/Kuwait

    Tue, Aug 27 2019

    Can any body share a recipe for salted mango curry (Kallache Ambe)

  • suresh, mangalore

    Wed, Nov 21 2018

    nice recipe

  • Priya Prakash, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 06 2017

    for seasoning add 1 tbsp uraddal

  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Sep 09 2013

    Dear Ida,suppose you dont get dento(White Spinate)you try to get chou-mae in chinese shop ist almost like Spinate .but requires less savory to use.with These leaves you can make patrada also.chinese have sometime allu also.when no allun no Need of tamarind.

  • Ida, M'lore/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 10 2012

    Thanks for the recipe. Can you substitue Aloo dento with anything else, as we don't get aloo dento in Dubai.

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