Tandoori Arbi Recipe

Arbi (Colocasia) is very popular root vegetable. The boiled arbi is cooked with curd and different Indian spices which makes this recipe more delicious.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hours
Servings: 8 Persons

tandoori arbi recipe


  • 500 gm Arbi (Colocasia) – boiled, peeled and cut into 2 lengthways
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 onions – cut into rings
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of lemon to sprinkle
  • 1“piece ginger
  • 3-4 red or green chilies

To Marinate

  • 1 cup thick curd – hung for 1/2 hour
  • 1 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori or chat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tablespoon carom seeds
  • 6-8 crushed peppercorns
  • 1″ piece ginger – finely chopped and crushed to a paste

How To Make?

Step 1: Pressure cook arbi with 3 cups water to give 1 whistle. Keep on LOW flame for 3 minutes.

Step 2: Remove from fire. Peel boiled arbi. Cut into two pieces lengthwise.

Step 3: Hung curd in a muslin cloth for half an hour.

Step 4: Mix all ingredients of the marinade to the curd.

Step 5: Grease generously, a wire rack or a baking tray. Dip arbi pieces in the prepared marinade and arrange on the tray.

Step 6: Keep it in a hot oven at 200°C for 25 minutes or till the curd dries up and forms a coating.

Step 7: Heat a kadai on fire. Add carom seeds and dry roast ajwain for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8: Add ¼ cup milk. Add onion rings. Cook till milk dries.

Step 9: Add 1 tablespoon curd, tandoori masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Step 10: Add the shredded ginger. Mix it well. Keep aside till serving time.

Step 11: At serving time, add the arbi and green chilies.

Step 12: Sprinkle some lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.


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