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Crispy Arbi

Updated on July 13, 2015
Looks so tasty and taste delicious
Looks so tasty and taste delicious

What Is Arbi

Arbi is also called colocasia in English. Arbi is found all over the world and is a very common vegetable in India. It is cheap and can be used in many recipes. It grows below the ground like potato. Though this vegetable is never liked by children. I too never liked it when I was kid but as I grow up i can see how tasty it can be and how many ways we can cook it. We can eat it bolied, we can eat it fried, mashed, roasted. The list is endless. In this recipe we are going to fry the Arbi. It becomes real crisp and tasty. It is eaten with roti but can be eaten with naan too. Easy to cook and healthy to eat.


1. Arbi 250 grams / 8 ounce

2. Ginger: 1 Inch finely chopped.

3. Green Chillies: 2 finely chopped.

4. Ajwain: 1 Tsp

5. Red chili powder: ¼ Tsp.

6. Salt: To taste.

7. Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp

8. Coriander Powder: 1 tsp

9. Dry mango ( Amchoor) powder: 1Tsp.

10. Hing (asafetida) : A pinch.

11. Coriander leaves to garnish ( optional)

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Mouth watering

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 2
5 stars from 3 ratings of Crispy Arbi

How to make Crispy Arbi

  1. Wash the Arbi thoroughly and remove all dirt.
  2. In a pressure cooker, put the arbi and 1 cup of water.
  3. Now wait till the cooker gives out two whistles.
  4. Now take out the arbi and peel the skin off the arbi.
  5. Press the Arbi lightly in between your palms.
  6. Keep aside.
  7. Take a heavy base pan.
  8. Heat oil.
  9. Now turn the heat to simmer.
  10. Add all the spices including ajwain,, hing, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander but do not use amchoor powder.
  11. Now when ajwain seed start to jump and cracle add Boiled and peeled arbi.
  12. Mix them well with spices.
  13. Now add chopped green chilies and mix well.
  14. After a minute add ginger and mix well.
  15. Now turn the arbi on the other side and let it cook.
  16. Keep turning Arbi till it is cooked from all sides.
  17. When Arbi turn brown and crisp, turn the heat off.
  18. Sprinkle Amchoor powder on it.
  19. Mix well.
  20. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      I am sure you can find it easily there. It is grown below the ground like potato. Not everyone relish it much. Kids surely do not relish them much.. unless u fry them like French fingers.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I had no idea what Arbi was so did a little search and in this part of the world it is known as taro root. It is grown in Hawaii and is cooked and mashed into what they call poi. Apparently this cannot be eaten raw as it is quite bitter when raw. Your recipe sounds delicious. Will have to see if they sell taro root over here. Voted up and interesting. I am enjoying hearing about foods from your part of the world. Thanks! Wish I could reach into the computer and sample one of those pieces of seasoned and fried Arbi. :)

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      We do make crispy arbi though the ingredients are a bit different. Lovely photo. Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Marrisa

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      Marissa Buhalog 5 years ago

      It is basically different recipe and i'm not familiar with arbi vegetable,I doubt if we hve it locally.

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks ashok for the comment.

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      Ashok Pralhad Raghute 5 years ago

      Its very delicious and healthy dish. I have tasted it & I love it too much.