Arbi in coconut

Recipe by indu of Kolkata, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 250 gm Arbi (taro root)
    • 1 cup grated coconut (ground into a fine paste.)
    • 1 inch Ginger, finely chopped
    • 3 Onions, medium size finely chopped
    • 10 cloves of Garlic
    • 2 tomatoes, diced
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • Small amount of oil
    • 1 sprig curry leaves
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tsp coriander powder
    • chilly powder- to taste
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder


    1. Cut arbi into large cubes.
    2. Heat oil in a kadhai, add onion and ginger, fry for two minutes.
    3. Add arbi, cover and cook until arbi turns soft.
    4. Add turmeric powder, dhania powder, red chilly powder, salt and tomatoes. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
    5. Then add coconut paste, and fry for not more than one minute. Add water, and when it starts boiling remove from flame.
    6. In another kadhai, add a teaspoon of oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and finely chopped garlic. when the mustard starts spluttering and garlic turns red, remove from flame, and add to the arbi curry.
    7. As a variation, You may add some garam masala powder


    u krishnan

    great!!! arbi is a much neglected vegetable but this tastes really good.