Masala Arbi (Tangy Colocasia roots)

I Love arbi, love all the styles it is made in dahi wali arbi, dry arbi with onions , masala arbi.. the list of its yummy preparations can go on!

This recipe is for Masala arbi, very simple and easy to follow

This serves 2-3 people as a side


  • Boiled Arbi (Colocasia roots) – 250 gms
  • Green Chili- 2
  • Curry leaves (optional) – a spring
  • Oil – 2-3 Spoon
  • Coriander seeds – 1 spoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Spoon
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 Spoon
  • Hing (Asafoetida)- 1 Pinch
  • Salt- As per taste
  • Red chili powder- Half spoon
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 spoon
  • Dry Mango Powder- 1 Spoon (can replace with lemon juice)


  1. Cut boiled arbi , Slit the chilis and set aside
  2. Take cumin seeds, coriander seeds and Fennel seeds and grind coarsely
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the coarse mix you just prepared to the oil and let it roast on a low flame for a minute. (let the kitchen will fill with aroma)
  4. Add hing (If using) and add curry leaves and slit green chili and let them cook for another minute
  5. Now add the Arbi and add all the remaining masalas to it and give it a mix
  6. Let it cook on low flame for 5 more minutes, make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom
  7. Your masala arbi is ready, you can garnish with coriander and serve hot as a side with chapati or rice. I served it with Masala Kulcha



6 Comments Add yours

  1. PriyaPandian says:

    Love arbi in anyway. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    1. crunchnspice says:

      Thank you.. Glad you liked it!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Loved the recipe! I am a big fan of Arbi myself, specially if its fried in mustard seeds masala 🙂 Am gonna definitely try your style next time!


    1. crunchnspice says:

      Thank you.. Glad you liked it!! Do share with us once you try the recipe.. 🙂


  3. Looks so crispy and yummy !


    1. crunchnspice says:

      Thank you.. Glad you liked it!!


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