Prep. , Cook Yield 2 Cup of Arbi Masala Maahi Gupta
Arbi Masala Sabzi
Arbi Masala is one of the favorite main course item for my husband. He loves to eat Arbi in any form. This dry Arbi masala is really a treat and can go with any bread like chapati or paratha.
There are many ways Colocasia (Arbi) can be made resulting in different taste with just minor adjustments in cooking process. For example, the one we are making today is made with boiling Arbi and then adding masala. The other version is the fried one and is called Arbi Fry.
We will start the process by boiling the Arbi in pressure cooker. To boil: Add water and Arbi in Pressure Cooker. Water should be enough to completely sub-merge the Arbi. Close the Cooker lid. Switch ON the stove on high flame. Wait for a whistle. After one whistle on high flame, switch off the stove. Do not open the lid of the cooker till it has pressure/steam in it.
Add enough water in cooker to boil Arbi
Once all the steam has vanished, open the lid and check the Arbi. To check: Pork the knife in one of the Arbi. If it goes inside easily with not much pressure, it means Arbi has boiled.If it is not yet boiled, you need it put it back on stove (high flame) and let it make another whistle.
Check the boiled Arbi
Once done, drain all water from the boiled Arbi.
Drain water from boiled arbi
Remove the skin of the boiled Arbi using a knife or your fingers. Just a simple push with your fingers will bring out the skin.
Peel the boiled Arbi
Chop the peeled Arbi in round shaped pieces (as shown). You can chop it in any other shape too, if you want.
Chop the boiled Arbi in round shape
Heat Olive oil (or Desi Ghee) in a pan on medium flame. Once you see the smoke coming out of oil, Add Asafoetida and Carom Seeds. Fry until they get light golden brown in color.
Add asafoetida in hot oil
Now add chopped Tomatoes and Green Chilies. Mix well.
Add tomatoes & green chilies in oil
Keep the stove on low flame. Add the spices like Salt, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Garam Masala, Mango Powder, Red Chili Powder and mix well. Cook it for 2 minutes.Keep stirring to avoid burns.
Add all spices in tomato gravy
After 2 minutes, add chopped boiled Arbi. Mix well.
Add arbi in tomato gravy
Add chopped Coriander Leaves. Mix well.
Add coriander leaves in arbi
Switch off the stove. Our Arbi masala sabzi is ready to eat. Serve hot with Naan/Chapati/Paratha. Enjoy!!!
Boiled Arbi is ready
Storage and Serving Suggestions
dry Arbi masala sabzi
Prep. , Cook.
2 Cup of Arbi Masala Yield
Arbi Masala Sabzi Recipe - Dry Colocasia - Pics
Amount Per Serving
Calories249Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.