Arbi Fried | Vrat Recipes

Arbi Fried | Vrat Recipes

During navratri and janmashtmi
 fasts many food items, especially many seeds and spices are not 
allowed to be eaten. Many people
 eat carom seeds (ajwain) whereas others do not. I researched and 
came to know that carom seeds 
are actually not seeds but fruits
 of ajwain plant, and can be thus consumed during fast. Please
 check with your family elders 
as to what can be taken and what cannot be taken during fast, and 
tweak the recipe accordingly.


  • 250 gm – Arbi /taro roots
  • 2 tablespoons – Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon – Carom seeds
  • 2 numbers – Green chilliesslit lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons- Roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon – Grounded black pepper
  • Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) 
  • According to taste
  • 1/2 – Lemon
  • 2 teaspoons- Chaat Masala (optional)
  • 2 sprigs – Finely Chopped Coriander chopped

  • Wash properly and parboil arbi so that it is still hard. Peel it when cold. Cut slices lengthwise or in round shape.
  • Pur a pan on gas, and add oil. When the oil is slightly heated, add carom seeds (ajwain) and slit green chillies. When the start to splutter, add arbi slices, and cook uncovered on low flame till done.
  • When the arbi is properly cooked, add the tempering 
  • For tempering add all the dry masala powder and rock salt to taste and mix well. Switch off the gas.
  • Add lemon juice to it. Decorate with chopped coriander and serve hot with kuttu ki puri, or as snack with a cup of tea.


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