Monday, February 16, 2009

Arbi Sabzi / Arvi Sabzi

Arbi also sold as taro root in the US is a very tasty vegetable. It cooks in no time. Here is a tasty arbi sabzi recipe.

10-12 arbi or taro root
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon jeera or cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon amchur powder or dry mango powder
pinch of asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon ajwain
2 tablespoon oil
salt for taste

Wash the arbi thoroughly and pressure cook till it is soft. Don't overcook it to make it mushy in texture, the arbi should remain firm. Peel the arbi and cut it into quarters. Heat oil in a skillet and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add jeera, turmeric powder, ajwain, coriander powder, chili powder and asafoetida. Add the cut arbi and amchur and mix it well with the masala. Add salt for taste and cook uncovered for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Preparation time: 40 minues
Serves: 2