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.
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.
so if you like arbi then you check some more fasting recipes made from arbi on the links mentioned below:
- vrat ki dahi arbi – colocasia roots simmered in thin yogurt gravy
- arbi recipe – crispy fried colocasia roots
if you are looking for more navratri recipes then do check:
main ingredients for arbi curry
- 10 to 12 arbi or colocasia roots
- ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch 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 (hari mirch)
- ½ inch ginger (adrak)
- 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera)
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.