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ARBI FRY

December 30, 2010 6:25 pm 0 comments
Arbi fry

Arbi fry

Arbi also known as taro root or colocasia or chamagadda or seppaankizhangu is an amazing fried dish simple and easy to cook.  The best way to prepare this is to simply stir or deep fry the cut arbi pieces adding salt and chilli powder. It is a dish that goes very well with sambar, rasam, pappu charu, curd and rice. A very comforting dish especially in winters!

Arbi fry can also be eaten as a snack on its own. Arbi is deep fried and mildly spiced with light crunch makes a great side dish or also can be served as an appetizer. Aroma of the curry leaves (karipak) makes this dish very inviting and refreshing. It does take a little more oil but then what is life without indulgence once in a way.

Arbi or taro root is a starchy tuber similar to potato with a brown fibrous skin and gravy white flesh. It can be cooked in several different ways. Tastes best when roasted with several spice powders until crispy and served with some rice and dal. It can also be served with rotis and chapatis. Arbi is one of an all time favorite dish of many for its simple indulgence of spices and most flavorful. The vegetable as such do not have a characteristic taste but can be cooked tastefully to make an altogether yummy dish. It can be included in dishes like sambar, more kuzhambu, masiyal and the ultimate roast curry.

Taro root is an excellent source of energy, which the body needs to stay active. It also provides fiber, which is needed to make the intestines and bowels work properly. Taro root is also a good source of calcium and iron

The problem with arbi is, it tends to get gooey on overcooking. This roast is good to go with any south Indian main course. Taro root can be a great addition to a meal to make it heartier and healthier. Taro root is often substituted for a potato in many recipes, at it is also a starchy vegetable. They are actually toxic when they are raw and take on a “nut-like flavor when cooked.” There are multiple nutritional benefits to the taro root, including the caloric content and the fiber content. Before adding tarot root to your favorite meal, you should understand the nutritional facts. Taro root which is a root vegetable which is an all Vegan Probiotic and excellent source of Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, and Iron.

There are multiple varieties of preparing this dish. Firstly wash and clean these tubers and put them, along with the skin and boil them till they are well cooked. It can also be cooked in a pressure cooker. When the steamed tubers are cooled, peel away the skin and cut them into little cross sectional rings and place them to dry on a plate. Set aside for a few minutes. In a pan heat oil for deep frying the cut taro roots pieces. Fry on a medium hot oil till golden brown and crisp. Once done transfer the fried pieces into a bowl. Sprinkle fried curry leaves, chilli powder and salt according to your taste and toss all the ingredients well. The arbi fry is ready to be served. This dish is crispy exterior and soft inside with a nice nutty and spicy flavor to taste.

Enjoy eating this dish with sambar, rasam or curd rice. This dish can also be served just like chips. Do view the making of this dish at: http://www.vahrehvah.com/Arbi+fry:3385

Taro is high in beneficial nutrients, such as dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is important for two main reasons. Dietary fiber is great for the digestive system, as it helps to speed up the process and make the system regular. It can also help to lower cholesterol. Taro is high in a few vitamins that are important for the body. Taro has a lot to offer as far as minerals are concerned. It is an excellent source of potassium and manganese. Potassium is important for the regulation of your heart functions and your blood pressure, while allowing your muscles to work as they should. Manganese is important for the “metabolism of proteins and fat” while helping out the immune system.

Arbi fry


Arbi fry


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Author : Admin Published On : Dec 1, 2007
Preparation Time: 7 min Recipe Type :

Veg-Main

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Taro Root Arbi

Description : fried taro root crispy like chips

Recipe of Arbi fry
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
arbi ( taro root)


lbs


1


chilli pdr


to taste


1


curry leaves


springs


1


salt


to taste


1



Directions | How to make Arbi Fry
boil  arbi till they well cooked , drain and cool

peel them and cut into thin roundles

fry in medium hot oil till golden brown and crisp

sprinkle fried curry leaves , chilli pdr and salt , toss

serve crispy with many foods as accompaniment or just eat it like chips

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