Arbi is a root vegetable that is usually available in winter. The other names that that one can resonate with are colocasia, arvi, taro root, shyavi gadde. Sukhi arbi/colocasia makes a tasty accompaniment with any meal.

It is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in dietary fibre and nutrition. It has other minerals as zinc, potassium ands magnesium.The leaves too are used in making a different kind of fritter, patrode, that is very tasty.

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Here is a sukhi arbi/ colocasia recipe for you. It can be eaten as a snack also.

sukhi arbi
sukhi arbi

Sukhi Arbi/ Colocasia


  • 1/2 kilogram arbi/ colocasia / arvi/ taro root
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste


  1. Wash the arbi well by changing water.
  2. Steam it in a pressure cooker or in a pan. It should be moderately cooked.
  3. Peel the skin and cut into small circles.
  4. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters, put asafoetida and turmeric powder, then add the cut pieces.
  5. Cook on a slow flame until it is done and crispy.
  6. Add salt and chilly powder, heat for a few more minutes, remove and serve.

Take a tip: The cooked arbi tends to give an itch to the hands on peeling the skin. Apply oil to the palms.


Arbi or colocosia is washed well in water.


sukhi arbi
boiled  arbi

Arbi is boiled in water here.


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skin is peeled of arbi

Peel the skin of arbi.

sukhi arbi
sukhi arbi

Cut into small pieces.

sukhi arbi

Make a seasoning.

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sukhi arbi in the making

Put the cut pieces into it.

sukhi arbi
sukhi arbi

Cook on a slow flame until it done and should be crisp. Add salt and chilly powder to it.

sukhi arbi
sukhi arbi

Sukhi arbi/ colocasia is ready to serve.

Take a tip:

  • Apply oil to the hands before peeling, it does give a itching sensation sometimes.
  • Add a little more oil if needed while cooking, this tends to use more oil.
  • Do not pressure cook with whistle. Mushy ones cannot be cooked here.
  • Arbi needs to be well roasted, it gives irritation to the throat if not cooked well.

Sukhi arbi/ colocasia/ taro

Sukhi arbi or dry colocasia stir fry makes a good accompaniment with any meal. Kids love to binge it as a snack

Course accompaniment, dry sabzi, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword arbi, colocasia, recipes with arbi, taro root
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree


  • 1/2 kilogram arbi
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste


  1. Wash the arbi by changing the water a couple of times.

  2. Boil it until it is tender.

  3. Peel the skin, cut into circular discs.

  4. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Make the seasoning, put the mustard seeds, as it splutters, put asafoetida and turmeric. Put the cut pieces into it. 

  5. Cook on a low flame. Keep stirring at constant intervals so that it does not get burnt.

  6. The arbi should be crisp on the outside and well cooked. 

  7. Put salt and chilly powder, mix and allow to cook for a few more minutes.

  8. Serve it as an accompaniment with rice or chapati.

Recipe Notes

  • Cook it on a low flame, keep doing other chores while this is getting ready.
sukhi arbi/ taro/arvi
sukhi arbi/taro/arvi

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  1. This vegetable looks like taro root. Is this a snack? What would you eat to accompany this dish? Looks interesting. I would try it….Thanks for sharing.

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