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ARBI OR ARVI ROAST (seppankizhangu roast)

Arbi or arvi in india, it is known by various names seppankizhangu in tamil, arvi in hindi and chama dumpa in telugu. This is called asTaro and is used many parts of world. It is believed that raw form of plant is due to the presence of calcium oxalate. Its also leafy vegetable which is also used for cooking is rich source of vitamins and minerals. Arvi has the tendency of making hands and mouth itchy. But when it is becomes old,  itchiness will get reduced. It can be used similar like potato. This roast is yummy tastes delicious with hot steamed rice served with ghee, curd rice and dhal etc. Here is how I do this delicious spicy roast.

Ingredients :

Arbi - 15
Tamarind - 2 tbsp
Chilli powder - According to spice level
Salt - as required
Saunf powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Curry leaves - more for frying
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp

Method :

1. Boil arbi in the water for few minutes so that it has to be 3/4 cooked.
2. If you touch and see the outer part it has to be soft inside it has to be hard.
3. Now drain the water and when cooled remove the skin and cut into bigger pieces.
4. Heat oil in the frying pan and season with mustard and urad dhal.
5. Add curry leaves and then chopped arbi.
6. Now add the tamarind, chilli powder, saunf(optional), salt.
7. Toss or saute well and roast it by mixing occasionally so that it will not break.
8. It will be crispy outside and soft inside. Tastes so good...enjoy with rice.

Note :

By boiling and draining the water removes the itchyness.
If you like the coconut oil flavor adding a tsp at the end while roasting gives great flavor.

Renuka  – (April 29, 2009 at 1:41 PM)  

Nice presentation.. will check for Taro in the next grocery trip..

Pooja  – (April 29, 2009 at 1:43 PM)  

Adding tamarind to roast is new to me...Nice post pavithra..

Pooja  – (April 29, 2009 at 1:55 PM)  

Looks great. I would try out your recipe. One of my trials with taro was a flop and have never dared to try it after that. This one looks delicious :)

kittymatti  – (April 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM)  

my favourite curry! Sepankizhangu roast! that too with tamarind only! Amma makes it very weekend! How i miss hers!
Yr picture looks soooo good. I feel like coming to yr house now!!

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (April 29, 2009 at 3:46 PM)  

Neat garnishing and its perfectly done... nice pics Pavi...

Nandinis food  – (April 29, 2009 at 3:49 PM)  

wonderful varuval. My hubby's fav side dish. yeah I do the same .

Priya Sriram  – (April 29, 2009 at 5:35 PM)  

Roast looks very appetizing Pavithra! Love even the look of it! :)

Priyameena  – (April 29, 2009 at 7:55 PM)  

You Roasted it nicely..wonderful side dish..Feeling like having it with sambar/rasam rice..

chef and her kitchen  – (April 29, 2009 at 9:25 PM)  

one of my favourite fries...Love Taro root fry with hot rice n rasam..yummy...
Do i need to say that the presentation is also nice?? ofcourse it is...

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 30, 2009 at 1:24 PM)  

Thanks friends for ur encouragement and comments..

Rajuகமல்  – (September 24, 2009 at 9:48 PM)  

I tried this today and it turned out to be tasty. Thanks for the post!

Perspectivemedley  – (December 30, 2009 at 2:10 PM)  

I tried this recipe today and it turned out good, this is the first time I cooked Arvi :), we liked it a lot:) thank you..

Sailaja Damodaran  – (December 8, 2010 at 1:22 PM) check this too your arbi roast

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