Arbi / Colocasia Fry

Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia







  • 500 gm arbi Colocasia
  • 3 medium size onions/ 1 1/2 cup , sliced thin lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain/
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor / dry mango powder
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 level tsp Salt / or salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped


Step 1.

Thoroughly washes the Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia, drain it.

Step 2.

With the peeler , peel  each Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia and cut in to four thick slices lengthwise. Keep aside.

Step 3.

Peel, wash and slice onions lengthwise and keep aside.

Step 4.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadhai/ wok / or frying pan. Put ajwain in the hot oil, wait for few seconds for it to splutter, add onion slices and fry till light golden. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, red chili powder saute for few seconds. Add the Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia slices, cover and cook on a medium flame, till well cooked.

Step 5.

Mix in amcoor powder,and keep the kadhai/ wok / or frying pan on low flame. Cover and leave to blend the masalas for couple of minutes, so that Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia, gets quoted well with the dry spices/masalas.

Step 6.

Serve Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia hot, garnished with fresh coriander leaves as a side dish, with Indian breads like chapattis, parathas etc.



While peeling the Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia , apply some oil to your fingers and peel to avoid any skin allergy.

While frying the spice powders, do so at the lowest flame. If need be you can switch off the gas. The spice powders,especially chili powder tends to burn quickly on a high heat.

Stir-Fried Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia is mildly spiced , light and crunchy with taste of Indian spices.

Arbi/taro roots / Colocasia is a good accompaniment with all Dals/ lentils.

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.


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