Arbi makhani masala


2 cups boiled, peeled colacassia cut into rounds
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds powder
Paste of 2 onions
Puree of 1 big tomato
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp amchur/dry mango powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
2 tsp kasoori methi crushed
Finely chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp fresh cream

Heat oil, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add the onion and tomato paste and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes till the raw smell goes off. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, garam masala powder, cumin seeds powder, salt, kasoori methi and some water as required for gravy. Allow it to boil well.

Add the cooked colacassia and mix well. If the gravy is very thin, you can add a thin paste of 2 tbsp gram flour and water. Finally stir in the cream.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis/pooris/pulav.
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Asha said...

Just emailed you! :)

Never tried Arbi, masala looks so yum.

Priya Suresh said...

Woww masala looks delicious..

Trendsetters said...

looks delicious....

Jagruti said...

really mouthwatering recipe..looks very tempting..

Ash said...

WOW!!!! That masala is simply tempting, the color is attractive...


Swathi said...

Arbi makhani masala looks thick and delicious

Malar Gandhi said...

Arbi masala sounds mouthwatering:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

different try dear...delicious

Anonymous said...

what is arbi? do u know what its called in hindi or malayalam?

EC said...

Thanks everyone

@ fork..Its chepankazhangu in tamil/malayalam, arvi or arbi in hindi and colacassia/taro in english

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