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arbi masala recipe

Masala Arbi recipe - Arbi Fry Recipe

Masala arbi is a dry sabzi recipe made with Arbi. Arbi in English is known as colocasia or taro roots. The Arbi ki sabji is delicious crispy fried Punjabi arbi recipe that tastes almost similar to a potato roast.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: arbi, curry, dry curry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 500 grams Arbi /colocasia /Taro roots
  • 4 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1 teaspoon carrom seeds/ajwain
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder /saunf
  • 1 green chilli chopped


  • Boil the Arbi in salted water for 10-15 minutes in half covered pan. Or, pressure cook it in salted water for one whistle and immediately release the pressure.
  • Peel the cooled arbi and cut it into two halves
  • Heat 3 tablespoon oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and carom seeds. Allow them to splutter and add boiled arbi pieces. 
  • Cook them till all arbi pieces become crisp and golden brown and then move them aside to make space in the centre of the pan.
  • Add remaining oil in the centre and add, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Now mix these spice powders with arbi/taro roots and stir-fry gently for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped green chilli and remove from heat. Serve this masala arbi with chapati and dal for a heavenly Indian meal.