Friday, May 11, 2012

Colocasia Fry


          Colocasia or seppankizhangu or arbi is this yam like vegetable, found mostly in Indian and Chinese grocery stores here. It is a tuber just like the potato, I usually make this fry or add it to some curry or sambar. You can cook the vegetable, with the skin, in lots of water, peel the skin and fry it. But I don't do it that way, I peel the skin, slice it and then cook it. This way I feel the curry absorbs less oil, but whichever way you do it, the final verdict is yummy..
Need To Have
  • Sliced Colocasia - 3 cups
  • Onion - 1 small chopped
  • Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds - 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 7 to 10


Method
          Peel the colocasia, slice it and then wash it. Grind everything except for the colocasia and curry leaves. Now mix this paste and salt to the arbi slices. Heat oil add the colocasia pieces, mix, just sprinkle like 2 tablespoons of water, reduce the heat, cover and cook till the colocasia slices are soft to the bite but they'll hold their shape. Remove the lid, add the curry leaves and some more oil, fry for some more time (like about 5 to 10 mins), till it turns golden and brown spots appear. Remove and serve it warm.
Sending it to Sizzling Veggies for Gayathri's WTML event,
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the CC - Mom's Recipe event,
                to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event and
                to Cooks' Joy for Priya's Healthy Diet - Vegetarian Side Dishes event.

Note
Slice the colocasia and then wash it, if you do it the other way, the vegetable is so slimy, that you'll end up cutting your fingers. Also this way you'll wash off some starch from the vegetable.
If while cooking if the vegetable is not cooked and you feel it needs some more water, sprinkle it again.

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39 comments:

  1. wow. this looks awesome and delicious

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  2. I agree with your method of not boiling these for I think it would take away some of the nutrients in this yam. I have never heard of this particular tuber, so it is nice to learn more about produce found in India. These slices do look deliciously crisp and tasty, wish I had some now! Enjoy the weekend!

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  3. simple and delicious arbi fry..

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  4. my fav arbi fry....looks yumm!!

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  5. Yummy recipe...looks absolutely delicious.

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  6. Looks really tempting! Love it with rice

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  7. Its looking so crispy and very nice tip on peeling the skin to use less oil. The pics are making me want to grab the plate from the screen. So good..and thanks for linking...

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  8. Who can resist arbi fry? Especially one that looks like this!

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  9. this is one of my most fav palya's... i love it with curd rice

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  10. Never tried this before...looks very tempting :)

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  11. One of my favorite fry,looks tempting......

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  12. Mmmm... very interesting and yummy looking recipe. Thanks for sharing x

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  13. look amazing… I will have to try them right away
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  14. wow...fry looks so tempting...love it with curd rice...too good!!
    Spicy Treats

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  15. This is my fav,crunchy n yummm ,looks too good

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  16. Seppankazhangu roast is unbeatable curry. You have made it perfectly.

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  17. very nice.. I like to snack on it... snaps look tempting
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  18. An irresistible way to enjoy arbi!!!

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  19. I luv this arbi fry..Perfectly made.

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  20. The Biharis call it jimikand, somehow I find that name for arbi the best, we Bengalis call it ol....and we have a popular saying 'ol khewona, dhorbe gola' do not eat arbi cos it will affect your voice...here in the UK a type of this veggi is called celeriac and these guys mostly use it to make a mash like potato mash....pretty good too...
    Hema your first photo is lovely...the chips are looking yum...almost like you are tempting us to pick up one :-)

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  21. You have got a perfect shape , maybe because you cut and cook it. Nice idea. Curry looks yum

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  22. looks irresistable..my fav combo with sambar rice
    Tasty Appetite

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  24. ah..really nice way to make arbi.....very tasty!
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  25. Lovely arbi recipe! Never tried the fry before, will try next time I get some of these!

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  26. yummy fry....not yet tried......super yum

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  27. The best pal for this recipe is Sambar or curd rice..Nice click!!

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  28. The picture is really tempting n the recipe is so quick n simple... will try it.

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  29. My all time favourite, seriously tempts me a lot.

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  31. Nice appetizing and tasty fry !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it !!

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