Arbi ki sabzi

Posted: March 11, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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 Arbi is also called Eddo, taro and Colocasia. Eddo is a edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants which has giant green leaves. The green leaves are also used in cooking.It looks somewhat similar to potatoes and it has lots of starch in it.

Arbi/Eddo can be used to make curries, stir fry, similar to those of potatoes dishes.For preparing sabzi with this you have to  rub your hands with some oil and then discard the outer skin.  Because after it gets peeled, it releases some juice which might irriate your skin.

This recipe is my mom’s recipe. She usually boil the eddo and then remove the skin and cook in masala.

Eddo/Arbi/Taro roots

Eddo/Arbi/Taro roots


  • 8 medium sized eddo
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • Boil Arbi/Eddo in a pressure cooker for about 1 whistle.
  • Take out the arbi, peel and cut them into big round slices.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let it get splutter.
  • Add onions and garlic  and cook until onions are translucent..
  • Add crushed tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Cook until oil seperates.
  • Add eddo/arbi to the masala and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes more.
  • Serve with roti.
Arbi ki sabzi

Arbi ki sabzi

  1. Maheen says:

    Im very very thanks ful for arbi sabzi sharing.
    Im using arbi sabzi tea and its very strong tea for me

  2. Love taro! have used it in a few recipes but never like this one; I like it and think it would taste terrific with the taro!

  3. sharmi says:

    such pretty picture of the arbi and the subzi! its been a long time I made them!

  4. Joanne says:

    It’s so hard to find taro here but I’m sure I would love it prepared like this!

  5. kshipra says:

    sabzi looks delish. loved the 1st pic.

  6. Aruna says:

    looks healthy and delicious dear 🙂

  7. chitra says:

    Lovely dish. new to me..

  8. delicious and flavourful

  9. sushma says:

    looks mouthwatering …perfect with Parathas:)

  10. Pushpa says:

    Love arbi,looks delicious.

  11. Simply Life says:

    oh I’ve never seen this before -too fun!

  12. tahemeem says:

    I made a tangy rasam with arbi but never made this kind of recipe… this looks really colorful 🙂

  13. Swathi says:

    arabi fry looks delicious. I love but scared to remove its skin as it gives itching to my skin.

  14. It’s new to me but your preparation seems healthy and yummy!

  15. Deepa says:

    My sister is still crazy about arbi. I like this with roti. Looks perfect dear

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Harika says:

    Never prepared this but looks different should try this. Lovely fry.

  17. Priya says:

    I can have this sabzi anytime even everyday, delicious..

  18. Reshmi says:

    Lovely recipe…looks yumm…


  19. rebecca says:

    great recipe never eaten this before looks tasty

  20. Vimitha says:

    This is one of my all time favie lunch box recipes… Looks so yummy…

  21. Nithu says:

    Lovely dish. I am a huge fan of arbi. Nice pics.

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