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Arbi Masala

Colocasia roots in a spicy paste

Serving 4-6 persons

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes



1 PoundColocasia Roots/Arbi
2 LargeFinely Chopped Onion
4 TablespoonTomato Paste
1 TablespoonGinger Paste
1 TablespoonFinely Chopped Green Chillies
1 TeaspoonGarlic Paste
2 TablespoonsGaram Flour
2 TablespoonsCorn Flour
1 Teaspoonsalt
1.5 CupCooking Oil

Dry Spices

1 TeaspoonCumin Seeds
1 TablespoonCoriander Powder
1 TeaspoonTurmeric Powder
1 TablespoonGaram Masala
1 TeaspoonRed Chili Powder
Salt To Taste

For Garnishing

2 TablespoonsFinely Chopped Coriander leaves



  1. Boil and peel Colocasia roots. In a bowl mix gram flour and corn flour and salt and spread it over an plate.

  2. Heat 1 cup oil in an shallow pan. Take one root place it over the flour mix plate and press it with palm of your hand. Now turn it over press and rub flour all over it. Now fry this roots. Fry all the roots in same way at medium heat till they turn brown.

  3. When all of them are fried drain them over an paper towel.

  4. In an frying pan heat half cup of oil and cumin seeds to it and fry them when they change color add onions to them.

  5. Now fry onions till they turn brown and add green chillies, garlic, and ginger paste to it. Fry them for 1 minute and add coriander powder, garam masala. haldi, salt and red chilli powder.

  6. Cook it for another 1-2 minutes and add tomato paste and cook it till it separates the oil.

  7. Add half cup of water and cook it fro 1 minute and add fried roots to it. Mix them well but gently and carefully so roots does not broke.

  8. Cook it for another 5 minutes while keep tossing them. Remove it from the flame garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot with chapatti, parantha or puri.

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