Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vrat ka Khana | Fasting Foods: Bhuni hui Arbi | Pan Roasted Taro | Colacassia

Bhuni hui Arbi is a particular treat if you are fasting during the festival period! Crunchy, spicy, and a delight to bite into, I like to make this vegetable whenever I find it in the local market. If you are fasting this Navratri, serve this dish piping hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro, and a bowl of chilled yogurt seasoned with rock salt and roasted cumin powder on the side. Mint Raita is also delicious with Arbi.
8 large arbi, boiled and peeled
1 tbsp amchoor powder (dried mango powder)
Sendhav Namak (rock | fasting salt), to taste
1/2 tsp ajwain
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp dhania powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
4 tbsp oil

  1. Quarter the boiled arbi lengthwise.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and then the ajwain seeds.
  3. When they begin to pop, add the quartered arbi.
  4. Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and allow the arbi to roast completely on one side. 
  5. When it turns crispy and golden, turn over and allow the other side to roast.
  6. Add the ground coriander, red chili powder, and amchoor powder. 
  7. Sprinkle salt to taste. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Serve hot with plain yogurt.
Vegan Recipe
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  1. this is nice & easy recipe...i love arbi and this crunchy version seems interesting

  2. I love taro a lot. Its what we usually make on sundays. I like the new variation that you have made.

  3. I love Taro root and never miss to get them...
    Thanx for adding me to ur blogroll!

  4. Enjoyed browsing thro' ur recipes and found it quite interesting. Glad to follow u:):)


  5. Love arbi,nice addition of ajwain,delicious.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  6. Arbi is one vegetable we have not used at all. But this sure looks delicious.

  7. @ Srimathi, Pushpa: Ajwain does add a unique and wonderful flavour to Arbi.

  8. @ Bergamot, Smitha, Ms. Chitchat, Umm Mymoonah: Thanks for stopping by the blog. Do let me know when you try the recipe.

  9. Loved your upwas series , all recipes are really yum :)


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