Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Fried Arbi (Colocasia)

Hi friends, happy Navratri to all. 
For this special occasion I had prepared a simple onion/garlic free vegetable "Fried Arbi". This is prepared by deep frying Slices of Colocasia  and blending it with different flavours of herbs and spices in tomato gravy.

Arbi/Ghuyiaan (in hindi) is also known as Colocasia/elephant ears in others parts of the world. The leaves of this root vegetable is also used for preparing many dishes and one of our favourite snack " Patra or Pattor"( gram flour paste coated arbi leaves, rolled and steamed and tampered with sesame seeds). For further details regarding this vegetable check: Colocasia


500 grams arbi
2 large tomatoes( nicely cut into small pieces)
1 green chili( nicely cut)
1 teaspoon carom seeds(ajwain)
1/2 teaspoon asafeotida(hing)
1 teaspoon coriander powder(dhania)
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder(lal mirch)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder(haldi)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder(kaali mirch)
1 teaspoon black salt(kaala namak)
table salt (according to taste)
oil for deep frying

For garnishing:
Finely cut coriander leaves


Peel and wash the Arbi.  Dry them with a cloth( this with help in easy cutting of it).
Cut long slices(like for french fries) of arbi.
Heat oil in a wok(Kadahi). On medium flame deep fry the slices till they turn golden brown.
Place them on an absorbent sheet to remove excessive oil.
In another wok, heat a tablespoon of oil/ghee and add the ajwain & hing.
Add the tomatoes  and green chili and saute for few seconds.
To this add all the spices and saute again.
Now add the fried slices and coat them properly with tomato puree.
Add salt and mix well.
Finally garnish it with coriander leaves and serve.

Optional notes:
one can add also add a little lemon juice to get the tangy flavour.
Other option of arbi can be potatoes following the same procedure.

some other recipes for fast
Khajoor ka sheera

Kuttu ki Dahi pakodi

Sabudana Khichdi

Healthy Fruit chaat