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Masala Arbi Recipe

Punjabi Masala Arbi

Meenu Gupta
A spicy taro curry made with basic spices and tastes incredibly yummy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 158 kcal


  • 500 grams Arbi (Colocasia)
  • 1 Onion Medium Size, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger Grated
  • 2 Green chillies Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds
  • 1 tsp Kitchen King Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder / Amchur
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seed Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt As Per Taste
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 10 Grams Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnishing


  • Wash the Arbi thoroughly and boil it in a pressure cooker with 1.5 cup of water for 2-3 whistles on medium flame till it becomes soft but care should be taken to not make it mushy. Once the pressure of cooker has released, drain it and once they cool down, peel off the skin with your hands. Don’t use knife/peeler for peeling. Subsequently cut Arbi in 2-3 smaller pieces.
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  • Now Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan / Kadai and add carom seeds and asafoetida. Once the carom seeds start crackling, add onion and sauté them till it become pinkish brown in colour. Now its the time to add grated ginger and sauté it for 1 minute. 
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  • Add salt and all the spices and sauté till it start leaving oil.
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  • Now add chopped arbi and green chilli and sauté it on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, and switch off the flame.
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  • Garnish with chopped green coriander and serve.


  • Don't over boil Arbi, otherwise it may become mushy while stir frying. Best way is to  boil Arbi and peel them and keep refrigerated for few hours before cooking.
  • Because of its high fibre content it is slow in digestion so don’t skip adding heeng, ajwain and ginger as these, all-together help Arbi to digest easily.


Nutrition Facts
Punjabi Masala Arbi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 320mg14%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Arbi Fry, arbi masala, Masala Arbi, taro root curry