arbi curry recipe | arbi masala recipe | punjabi arbi masala

Arbi curry or arbi masala recipe – this is one easy and delicious curry recipe which is made during Navratri vrat. it taste so good that you can make it on regular days also when you are not keeping religious fast or vrat. Arbi is the hindi word for colocasia or taro root.

This arbi curry is a light North Indian curry that is usually had with some Swang ke chawal / tiny round rice like millet specially meant for fasting or with Kuttu ki roti  – rotis made from buckwheat flour. You can also have it with other fasting recipes like Rajgira paratha or Singhare ki poori or Rajgire ki poori.

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arbi curry, arbi masala

We also make the same curry with potatoes. So if you do not have or get taro roots, you can make the same curry with boiled potatoes.

This is a satwik recipe and is no onion no garlic like all fasting or vrat recipes.

arbi curry masala

So if you like arbi then you check some more Fasting recipes made from arbi on the links mentioned below:

If you are looking for more Navratri recipes then do check:

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arbi curry

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Arbi curry or arbi masala recipe is a light North Indian curry made with colocasia or taro root.
arbi curry recipe, arbi masala recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Course:side dish
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


main ingredients for arbi curry

  • 10 to 12 arbi or colocasia roots
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups water
  • salt as required
  • some mint leaves and coriander leaves for garnishing

for making the paste

  • 3 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 green chili
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


cooking arbi for arbi curry

  • Wash the arbi well.
  • Pressure cook the arbi till cooked. drain and let the arbi cool.
  • When warm or cool, peel the skin and slice the arbi in to 2 or 4 pieces vertically.
  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned for making the paste to a smooth paste.

making arbi curry

  • Heat oil. add the carom seeds and fry them.
  • Then add the tomato paste.
  • Stir and add all the spice powders one by one.
  • Fry the tomato paste till the oil separates. this will take about 6-7 minutes.
  • Then add water, rock salt and the boiled arbi pieces,
  • Simmer for some 6-7 minutes till the gravy becomes smooth and thickens a little bit.
  • Garnish with mint or coriander leaves and serve arbi curry hot.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
arbi curry
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 853mg37%
Potassium 697mg20%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1175IU24%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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6 comments/reviews

  1. Wt a delicious recepie Dassana. ….. my mom tried dis tonight. … nd it turned out superb ….. ?
    I really love ur blog…..
    May God bless u for ur great nd adorable work via dis blog……
    I luv ur simplest way of explaining d recepie…step by step guidance with snaps….?
    Keep posting “lip smacking recepies”… ?5 stars

    • thankyou so much for your kind and positive words dr samrin 🙂 god bless you too.

  2. Hi Dassana,I would like share an Arbi recipe with you and it is not a fasting dish exactly.
    Boil small Arbis.then peel and flatten them in your palms.Apply salt,hing,haldi,chilli pwd and mix well .Keep aside for sometime.Then rollin fine rawa or rice flour and shallow fry.It tastes excellent.I saw this on a Marathi cookery show.I do not remember which.But I think you can also add some amchur as the arbis were itching very slightly.Try this. Thanks.

    • thanks shubha for sharing this recipe. it is so sweet of you. in fact co incidentally today i made a similar arbi recipe for the fast. posted it just now. but i will try your version too. the rava or rice flour would give a nice crispy texture to the arbi.

  3. As always, delicious!

  4. Love the spices used! I would slurp it as a soup more than a curry on a cold winter night.