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Arbi – with a Special Aroma


Here’s a preparation of Arbi (also known as Taro Root) in which the entire recipe is brought alive by the delicious flavour and aroma of Mustard Oil.

The ingredients you will require are:

  1. Arbi: 500 grams cut like French Fries

  2. Black Cumin Seeds: Half teaspoon

  3. White Cumin: 1 teaspoon

  4. Fenugreek Seeds: Half teaspoon

  5. Carom Seeds: 1 teaspoon

  6. Dried Mango slices: 6

  7. Green Chillies: 4

  8. Red Chillies: 8

  9. Mustard Oil: 250 ml

  10. Salt to taste

Heat a little mustard oil in a pan and sauté the fenugreek seeds. Add the rest of the mustard oil to the pan, place the Arbi in the oil and fry till the Arbi turns light brown. The lustre of the mustard oil will give it a light golden colour.

Now add the black cumin seeds, white cumin, carom seeds, green chillies and red chillies. Add salt to taste. Cook on a low flame, stirring slowly till the Arbi becomes tender. Add the dried mango slices and allow the mixture to simmer for a round 5 minutes on a low flame.

Your delicious Arbi is now ready to serve; it is best eaten with hot rotis or parathas.

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