What is it called in different languages?
English: taro leaves
Telugu: chama aaku
Hindi: arvi ka saag
Marathi: alu che paan
Tamil: seppam ilaigal
Kannada: shamangadde
Malayalam: chembu ilagial
Bengali: kochu

About chamaaku: Taro leaves are the edible leaves of the taro plants. The scientific name of taro is Colocasia esculenta. Taro leaves are  rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, vitamin A, C, B9, B1, B2. Eating taro leaves raw can be toxic, so one has to eat taro leaves either by boiling or cooking them. These leaves are also a good source of manganese, copper, potassium, iron, calcium

– Boosts your immune system
– Keeps your eyes healthy
– Reduces cholesterol levels in the body
– Aids weight loss
– Regulates blood pressure levels
– Helps in the development of the fetal brain and nervous system
– Prevents anemia and cancer
– Reduces wrinkle skin
– Increases sperm production
– Prevents cancer
– Promotes eye health

– You can make curry –
– Can make dal –
– You can make snacks –
– Can prepare special Telangana dish “chamaaku pottlalu” –