Chembu Thandu Fry | Taro Stem Stir Fry

Chembu Thandu Fry | Taro Stem Stir Fry

Chembu Thandu Fry | Taro Stem Stir Fry

Chembu Thandu Fry is a traditional styled delicious side dish, very popular in Kerala. Chembu Thandu Fry is one of the easiest of vegetarian dishes that requires very minimum ingredients and can be cooked in a jiffy. Taro Stem Stir Fry is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins C and E, potassium, magnesium and folic acid. It should be cooked well before eating in order to remove the oxalates that cause irritation of the tongue. Taro Stem Stir Fry is a unique dish with the stems chopped into small pieces and cooked with green chillies and salt. Almost all houses have a Taro plant in its backyard. Usually stems are discarded, but here you can view an interesting tasty dish with the Taro stems. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing the delicious stir fry, first peel off the outer soft skin as we do in plantains.
  • Chop the cleaned stem, curry leaves and green chilly.
  • Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, Add chopped taro stem, green chilly and salt. Never add a drop of water. Now cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes till the dish is done.
  • The tasty and nutritious stir fry is ready to serve.


You can visit this link for a tasty dish Chembu Thandu Pachadi. You can also visit this link Angamaly Manga Curry.
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