Sukhi Arbi

Variation of this much neglected veggie

Recipe by Pankhuri of Lucknow, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 8-10 Arbi (Taro root)
    • 2 tbsp Besan
    • 2 tsp corriander powder
    • ½ tsp turmeric powder
    • red chilli powder to taste
    • ½ tsp ajwain
    • 1 pinch hing
    • salt to taste
    • 1 tbsp mustard oil
    • chopped cilantaro for garnishing


    1. Wash & boil the arbi in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.
    2. Peel and press slightly between the palms, keep aside.
    3. Heat oil in a kadhai till it smokes. Aloow to cool slightly.
    4. Add hing and ajawin, fry for a few seconds.
    5. Add besan, and fry stirring continuously till it turns golden and smells nicely roasted.
    6. Once its golden add corriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
    7. Mix well, fry for a few seconds and then add the boiled arbi and salt.
    8. Mix weel without breaking the arbi, and coating the arbis well with the fried mixture.
    9. Fry for a few minutes,
    10. Garnish with cilantaro and serve hot.

    Can also add juice of a lime as an alternate garnishing while serving.


    jean chaurasia

    Hi Pankhuri, I tried this recipe slightly different. I boiled the arbi in a pressure cooker, just one whistle. Cooled and peeled the arbi and cut into 2 lengthwise. I then added haldi, red chillie, dash of g.masala, hing, ajwain and dash of besan. Shook it all uptogether and deep fried a few pieces ar a time till crisp. Then removed and drained on kitchen paper and sprinkled chaat masala/amchoor.


    thanks Pankhuri for a wonderful recipe. I have been looking for refcipe for sukhi arbi for so long. thanks a lot



    @ rashmi ji, i add tamarind pulp or yogurt to reduce itchiness. the sourness will def reduce itchiness.

    rashmi agrawal

    hi, this sounds very tasty, but any idea how to avoid itching caused by eating arbi??


    hey.. if u want u can add amchur powder in place of lemon juice. .. happy cooking.

    Rashmi Mathur

    Rashmi Mathur

    its taste has to be gud... i'll try it definitely... just lemme know if lemon juice is nt to be used do v need to add some other thing for sourness...

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Pankhuri,this sounds like a great recipe.I will surely try this.



    Dear Pankhuri, i will definetly try ur recipr today.Usually I add dry mango pwd. in this and I haven t used besan before.