Sunday, 14 December 2014

Kurkuri Masala Arbi | How to make Kurkuri masala arbi

Arum(Arbi) is a starchy root vegetable.It is a high calorie food.So it provides instant energy to body.In India,it can be seen in two forms ,one is elephant foot yam(suran/jimikand) and other is Arum(arbi).

PLEASE NOTE:Both elephant foot yam and arum have irritants in their peel .Hence they need to be cooked thoroughly and peeled properly before consuming.

Preparation Time:15 minutes
Cooking Time:20 minutes

For Pressure Cooking:

  1. 250 gm Arum
  2. 2 cups water
For cooking:
  1. 4 to 5 tbsp vegetable oil(for frying)
  2. 2 tbsp refined sunflower oil(for cooking)
  3. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  5. 1/2  tsp garam masala
  6. 4 tbsp coriander powder
  7. Salt as per taste
  8. Chopped coriander leaves for garnish(optional)

  1. Take Arum and water in cooker.Let it cook till first whistle on high heat.Cook more for two minutes on low heat.Drain water from cooker.Peel arum and keep aside.
  2. Take a pan and heat oil in it for frying Arum on medium heat.Flatten arum with hands and fry in oil till arum is light golden brown in colour.Remove and keep it on paper napkins for oil to absorb.
  3. Take oil in another pan.Add carom seeds to it and fry it.
  4. Add arum to this pan.Spread coriander powder,turmeric powder,salt over the arum.Let this cook on low heat for five to six minutes on low heat.Turn arum once and let this side cook for three to four minutes on low heat.
  5. Now add garam masala and red chilli powder to arum and further cook it for two minutes.
  6. Add chopped coriander over it and serve with hot poori or chapati(Indian breads).

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