When you travel you get chance to eat local delicacies and when you are at mom’s and mom-in-laws place you get chance to eat your favourite recipes…..but when you are back you feel to pamper yourself with just simple food as you get exhausted by the food you have eaten. When I am back to my kitchen, I start slowly by making comfort food. As I have lots of unpacking and rearranging, comfort food or simple food eases my work and keeps my appetite satisfying.
Today’s recipe is one such recipe which I feel simple and easy to make. It just takes less time to prepare and you could have satisfying meal within no time. A hot bowl of white rice is just enough to accomplish with this recipe. This recipe is rich, creamy and spicy…..One of my personal favourites….try it to taste it…..
- 250 gms. Taro root/Arbi/Arvi/Colocasia
- 1 Onion, sliced finely
- 1 Green chilli, slit lengthwise
- 4 tbsp. Dry coconut powder
- ½ tbsp. Coriander powder
- 1 tbsp. Red chilli powder
- ½ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. fresh Coriander leaves, trimmed
- Soak arvi in water for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly. Pressure cook for one whistle.
- Let the steam evaporate and then open the lid. Place the arvi in a colander and run cold water. (Read Notes)
- Peel the skin neatly and cut them into cubes or thick roundels (like I did in the picture). Now add dry coconut powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and set aside.
- In a heavy bottom cooking vessel, add oil and when it heats up add sliced onions, fry till translucent. Now add green chilli and fry for another minute.
- To this add spice mixed arvi and fry for 2-3 minutes till the raw smell of dry coconut disappears. Now add half a glass of water (adjust water accordingly) and cook on low flame.
- Cook till arvi gets soft and tender. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.
- Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
- Sometimes peeling raw arvi causes irritation in the palms and fingers, so it is advisable to boil or pressure cook.
- Once when I was peeling raw arvi, I felt heavy irritation on the palms and fingers, then I suddenly applied tamarind water/extract. This will sooth and give the cooling affect to the affected area.
- If you are not using pressure cooker, then boil the arvi in enough water, till they turn soft. If the arvi gets much soft while cooking it may turn mushy upon further cooking
Linking this recipe to Comfort Food @ Daily-Cuppa and also to Sara’s Women’s Day Event @ Sara’s Corner.
Hamaree Rasoi says
Welcome back to blogging world dear. REally after a hectic and satisfying trip I too feel to have light food only. This is my sister's fav sabji in fact she can give chicken recipe a miss if you serve arvi to her 🙂 simple and delicious..
Kalpana Sareesh says
looks very delicious..
I love taro..That is such a flavorful curry! Yummy
Aruna Manikandan says
sounds new to me….
gravy looks delicious lubna 🙂
Deeps @ Naughty Curry says
love the pics, so etheral! never cooked with tarrow root before…this looks awesome
looks very delicious. yum yum.
never cooked any gravy with arbi, sounds interesting
Arvi is one of my favourites…this sounds interesting…
Sharmilee! :) says
Such a nice twist, sounds new to me. Looks flavourful and yumm
Yummy Yummy…I Love this..
A very delicious and flavourful curry!
I always boil them in tamarind water. But your advice of pressure cooking is great.
Love the salan.
Kai ruchi says
Absolutely true, We definitely feel like making some simple and comfort food, This recipe is simply a perfect comfort food and easy to follow with beautiful photography.
Rekha shoban says
Valarmathi Sanjeev says
Never tried this way…looks yumm…nice recipe.
Paaka Shaale says
The salan looks delicious. Loved the presentation as well 🙂
Very new to me. looks tempting 🙂
Vanamala Hebbar says
lovely dish…never tried arvi sabzi's will try
wow, I never made curry using taro root. but I would like to give it a try. thank you for sharing.
awesome..u made it perfectly……..vl try this….
I love the Arbi roast, this sounds interesting. Thanks for the entry dear.
If I get arbi it would always get turned to fry..never got chance 2 make anything else..this one looks yumm n nice clicks
looks yummy Lubna, love the recipe
rekhas kitchen says
wooooooooooow it's my favorite too very tempting pictures
Magic of Spice says
What beautiful flavors…pampering indeed!
RAKS KITCHEN says
Looks incredibly delicious, never cooked this way, thanks for sharing!
Sensible Vegetarian says
This is such a lovely creamy curry. Looks superb.
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Swathi Iyer says
I like taro curries, but always afraid of peeling their skin. curry looks delicious.
Curry looks yum,,,and luv the way u have clicked it,,,
Shama Nagarajan says
we love taro …yummy recipe . Rush ur entries to http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-450-th-post-and-special-event.html
halal foodie says
looks delicious !
Only Fish Recipes says
delicious curry dear….I love taro…n I love the way u prepared…thnx for sharing the recipe 🙂
Looks so yum ..fab pics …love the background
Priyanka Agrawal says
yar bahut acha lag raha hai and love ur photography dear
Should try! Not really had arbi in gravy like this!