Arbi fry | seppankilangu roast |Taro root

I just love this veggie from my childhood. Mostly I preparesepankilangu sambhar. I recently spotted these arbi fry on a buffet at Green Park. I loved it most and now i re-created the dish, just as it was. That’s whyI tell you, only a good eater can be a good cook!


Taro root / Arbi  -200 gms
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Garlic – 2 cloves (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Spice Mix:

¼ tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp chilli powder (I used  aachi kulambu milagaai thool)
1 tsp dhaniya powder
Salt to taste

For Tempering:

Oil – 3 tbsp’s
Mustard – ½ tsp
Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Cumin – ¼ tsp
White sesame seeds – ¼ tsp


          Wash the taro root cleanly and boil it in about1 and ½ cup’s of water, till it is cooked. It may take 10 -12 mins. (or)  Microwavetaro root on very high power(900w)  with1 cup of water for about 13 minutes.
          Cool the cooked taro root, and peel its skin off and slice them into half.

(          Mix all the Spice mix(turmeric powder, chillipowder, dhaniya powder and salt) together. Coat the spice mix over the taroroot and let it rest with the masala’s for about 10 minutes.

           Heat 3 tbsp’s of oil in a deep pan, add mustard,let it pop, then add asafoetida, cumin and curry leaves, finally add sesameseeds and chopped garlic and onion, fry them till they turn golden in colour.

(          Now add the spice coated taro root to the panand mix well with the onions. Give a good mix and put flame in simmer. Let thetaro root simmer for about 10 minutes in the closed pan.  Make sure to check  in between to avoid burning.  Once the taro root is roasted well, switchoff the flame.

  Serve the Taro root along with rice and sambhar. Iam sure itwill be a good meal!!

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