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Arbi Recipe for Vrat | Arbi Fry

by Rachna
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Arbi or Colocasia is a slightly tricky vegetable to cook. If you don’t cook it well enough, it leaves a pins and needles sensation in your mouth which is not nice at all. The best way to cook this vegetable is to boil it first so that it is well cooked and then temper it with spices or make it into a curry. The recipe that I have shared is among the easiest arbi recipes.

So this Arbi ki sabzi recipe is super simple to make.  It is perfect with rotis and is also a great arbi recipe for vrat during festivals like Janmashtami, Dasshera, Navratri and so on.

Here is my arbi ki sabji recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Servings 4 people

Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients

2 cups arbi or Colocasia

For tempering

2 tsp. ghee

1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 pinch asafoetida or hing

Spices

1 tbsp. Red Chilli powder optional

1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder

1 tsp. Coriander Powder

1 tsp. Cumin Powder

1 tbsp. dry mango powder or lemon juice

black salt to taste

1 tbsp. coriander leaves chopped

Instructions

  1. Boil arbi in a pressure cooker in adequate water. It normally takes about 2 whistles. Arbi should be cooked not mushy.
  2. Peel and chop the arbi into round pieces or coin sized pieces. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil. Add cumin and asafoetida. Allow them to sputter.
  4. Now add arbi pieces and let them become golden brown.
  5. Now add all the spices and salt and cook for about 5 minutes more.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander or mint leaves and serve hot.
  7. If cooking during fasting substitute normal salt with sendha namak or black salt and oil with ghee. 
  8. Also omit coriander powder and amchur powder, replace with lemon juice for fasting.
arbi recipe for vrat
arbi ki sabji

Arbi ki Sabzi Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is an easy recipe of arbi ki sabzi. It is simple and delicious. Perfect as arbi recipe for vrat or just as a side dish for a meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course dry vegetable
Cuisine North Indian | UP style
Servings 4 people
Calories 203 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups arbi or Colocasia

For tempering

  • 2 tsp. ghee
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafoetida or hing

Spices

  • 1 tbsp. Red Chilli powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp. dry mango powder or lemon juice
  • black salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves chopped

Instructions
 

  • Boil arbi in a pressure cooker in adequate water. It normally takes about 2 whistles. Arbi should be cooked not mushy.
  • Peel and chop the arbi into round pieces or coin sized pieces. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil. Add cumin and asafoetida. Allow them to sputter.
  • Now add arbi pieces and let them become golden brown.
  • Now add all the spices and salt and cook for about 5 minutes more.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander or mint leaves and serve hot.

Notes

1.Arbi is also called taro root.
2. This vegetable is similar to potato.
3. If cooking during fasting substitute normal salt with sendha namak or black salt and oil with ghee. 
4. Your simple and nutritious arbi ki sabzi or vrat wali arbi is ready to eat.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Arbi ki Sabzi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 962mg27%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1985IU40%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Step-by-Step Pictures

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Peel and chop boiled arbi.

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Add cumin seeds and asafoetida to hot oil.

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Add the spice powders to the sauteed arbi pieces along with salt.

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Cook some more and garnish with coriander or mint leaves. Your arbi ki sabzi is ready to serve.

If you like how to make arbi sabzi then do share it with your friends.

arbi ki sabji

You may also want to try other Indian vrat recipes (fasting recipes) or Navratri recipes like khatta meetha kaddu,  sabudana khichdi, kachche kele ke kebab,

Read arbi ki sabzi recipe in Hindi.

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Obsessivemom September 8, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Oh I love this recipe. It’s quite what my mum used to make except she seasoned it with Ajwain and she sprinkled some besan or atta during the frying. I am not sure why, need to ask her.

PS: When I click on the Indian flag I don’t see the recipes, though I could in the morning. Now I only have the English version.

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Rachna September 8, 2018 - 5:14 pm

Yep, I make that version too. Ajwain goes very well with arbi and yes the besan too. That gives arbi a crispy coating. 🙂 The Hindi one is loading just now. Don’t know what had happened.

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Damyanti Biswas September 10, 2018 - 3:14 pm

My mum makes a version of this recipe ? . Yum.

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Soumya Prasad September 10, 2018 - 7:27 pm

I love Arbi. I love all root vegetables to be honest. This is the best way to make it apart from slicing them thinly and deep frying it! I use the exact same recipe as your except once cooked, I add a handful of freshly grated coconut to it. It adds a nice texture and flavor to it.

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Rachna September 10, 2018 - 7:29 pm

That’s good to know, Soumya. I love your comments on my food posts. Lovely exchange of information. ?

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Natasha September 11, 2018 - 10:13 am

Grated coconut sounds divine. Got to try that Soumya. ?

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Natasha September 11, 2018 - 10:12 am

My Ma used to make the same version of Arbi and though I detested it as a kid, I had grown up to enjoying it, especially with ghee slathered roti and masoor daal. Yum. This looks totally delectable and I can’t wait to try it out soon. Thank you Rachna,
Also do share the tandoori chicken recipe on the Air Fryer.
Happy September. ?

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