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Friday, June 12, 2015

Arbi Kanda Masala

How to make Arbi Kanda Masala | Sukhi Arbi Ki Sabzi | Colocasia roots ki Sabzi | Arvi root sabzi | Taro Root Vegetable | Arbi do Pyaza

Arbi Kanda Masala is very delicious spicy Arbi preparation cooked in onion tomato based gravy and flavored with Indian spices.

Today I am going to share yet another Arbi preparation. After Arbi Masala Fry, this is second most preferred Arbi recipe in our house. This onion, tomato based gravy works great on many vegetables. To enjoy this arbi recipe, green chillies should be added in good quantity and onion should be cooked nicely.

If you want to enjoy recipe made from Colocasia root, you need to cook it very nicely, but it shouldn't be overcooked or mushy. It should never be consumed in raw form as the reason is the presence of calcium oxalate crystals. To reduce the toxic effects of this root vegetable, place them in cold water for overnight. Milk and other calcium rich foods should be eaten along with the Arbi in order to block oxalate absorption. When pressure cooking add a few drops of lemon juice or tamarind or pinch of baking soda. Raw and uncooked Arbi root vegetable will give you a lot of discomfort and itching in the throat and affect the mucous membrane in a very bad way, so take good care when consuming this vegetable. 

The common names of this root vegetable are Colocasia roots , Taro roots, Arvi, Arbi, Alu, Kachaloo, Kesu, chembu, cocoyam, dasheen, colocasia, elephant's ear, kachalu and Bengali Kochu

Let's get started..

⬇Recipe details 

⚫Category: Vegetarian 
⚫Course: main course 
⚫Cuisine: Indian 
⚫Prep Time: 7-10 min
⚫Cook Time: 15-20 min
⚫Difficulty: easy
⚫Serving: 3

⬇Ingredients required 

⚫200 g Arbi (Boiled, peeled and cut into halves) 
⚫3 medium size Onions, roughly chopped
⚫2 Tomatoes - pureed 
⚫1 small piece Ginger, peeled and chopped
⚫3 Green chilies
⚫1tsp Turmeric
⚫2 tsp Coriander powder
⚫2tsp Red Chili powder
⚫ 1tsp Garam Masala Powder
⚫60-70ml Oil for shallow frying and cooking
⚫Salt to taste

⬇ Method

♦Step 1 Mise en place 

♨ Rinse the Arbi under running water. Boil and peel the skin and cut them into halves.

♨ Onions - Peel and roughly chopped 

♨ Tomatoes - finely chopped or puree it.

♨Ginger Peel and chopped 

♨Green chillies - finely chopped.

♦Step 2 Shallow Fry 

♨ Heat oil in deep fry pan and fry Arbi till golden brown in color. Remove to a plate and keep aside until needed.

♦Step 3: Gravy Preparation 

♨ Heat oil in a frying pan and cook onions on high flame till light brown in color. 

♨ Add tomato puree, ginger and green chilies, cook for 2- 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and 1 cup water and mix well. Cook for a minute or two. Add fried Arbi pieces, mix gently. Let it gets cooked on low heat for 3-5 minutes.

♨  Lastly add the garam masala and turn off the heat. Serve hot with chappati or rice.


  1. Your way of explaining recipes is simply the best and so easy to follow. Arbi kanda masala is Looking very tempting.:)

    1. Thank you so much Anita:) Glad you love my recipes and the way I present them. Much appreciated :)

  2. Looks very delicious arbi onion masala. abri is my favorite. Its a must try recipe now for me.:):)

    1. Thank you so much Priti M. ;) I am very sure you will going to love this recipe..

  3. Yummy Arvi Masala! Gonna try for sure!

    1. Thanks Kajal. I would love to hear from you,.once you try this recipe:)

  4. Anu RamchandranFriday, 12 June, 2015

    This is truly delicious Arbi onion masala recipe. Thank you for the wonderful pictures and wonderful recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Anu for this lovely comment. You are so kind.
      Appreciate your feedback. :)

  5. Kshama BhandariFriday, 12 June, 2015

    Arbi kanda masala is looking simply delicious and mouthwatering.

  6. You are seriously making me drool for this 'Arbi Kanda' stir fry! And I am no kidding! Deepa, I so want to try this version of yours! Looks so intriguing! Have a lovely weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Anu, for this very beautiful Comment. Have a lovely , rocking, fun filled weekend to you too dear:)

  7. Looks delicious and I love your presentation!!

  8. Arbi is one of my favorite veggie. This recipe sounds super interesting :)

    1. Thank you so much Shewta, I’m so glad you like them!!