Yummy Thursday: 4 delicious recipes for dishes you can make with fresh colocasia or arbi


Arbi or Colocasia is a starchy root vegetable that is packed with multiple nutrients. Its perfect amalgamation of nutty and sweet flavor has us piling it up in the kitchen, but if you’re tired of consuming the same boring Indian-style arbi ki sabzi, then here are some delicious treats to toss out of this vegetable. So enrich yourself with a multitude of health benefits as well as great taste and texture by preparing these super easy recipes below.

  1. Roasted Arbi Tikki

Want to try some nutritious yet delicious snacks? Well, this arbi ki tikki roasted with tawa will satiate your buds without giving you extra calories.

ingredients required

  • 150 grams of colocasia root or arbi, cooked
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • Coriander, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying


  • Take a bowl and mash all the arbi and formulate a smooth paste.
  • Now incorporate all the chopped spices along with besan and mix thoroughly.
  • Form into medium-sized patties and coat evenly with breadcrumbs.
  • Heat a pan and brush with oil and fry the patties over it until golden brown.
  • Serve with the chutney or any dip you like.
  1. Arbi kofta

Make your dinner or lunch delicious by cooking this Arbi Kofta Subzi. Accompany it with flatbread, kulcha or rice for the ultimate flavor.

ingredients required

  • 250 grams of arbi, cooked
  • 3-4 tablespoons Kuttu ka Aata
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ inch ginger, grated
  • Chili powder to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons of oil


  • Take a bowl and mash arbi in it and add kuttu ka aata, some coriander leaves, salt, pepper and chilli powder and mix well.
  • Put some oil on your palms and shape this mass into small rolls and fry in the oil.
  • Now take a vessel and heat oil in it. Fry the onion, tomato puree, green chilli, salt, pepper, ginger and chilli powder.
  • Add the rolls to the curry and cook for a while.
  • Serve with chapati or rice.

Arbi Kofta

  1. Arbi Kadi

Arbi Kadhi is one of the simplest and easiest to prepare curries infused with the goodness of arbi. It’s a nutritious dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

ingredients required

  • 1/2 kg Arbi, boiled and mashed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of mizzen
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup singhare ka atta
  • oil for frying
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1-2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 4 cups of water


  • Take a bowl and mix colocasia, pepper some salt, chilli powder and singhare ka atta and make a smooth batter.
  • Now make small pakoris and deep fry them until golden.
  • Take another container and mix together the yoghurt and besan.
  • Heat a kadhai, add oil and pour a smooth besan paste into this kadhai. Add the spices and simmer briefly. Keep stirring.
  • Add the pakoras to this mixture and mix well.
  • Serve with rice or chapati

Arbi Kadi

  1. Arbi Tamatar Wali

Tossed in delicious tomato sauce, this spicy and flavorful Arbi Tamatar Wali can be an easy Indian meal that can be enjoyed with anything.

ingredients required

  • 2 tablespoons refined oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • Green chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 200 grams of arbi, boiled and chopped
  • coriander leaves
  • lime


  • Take a pan and heat refined oil and add whole green chiles, cumin, mustard seeds, black gram and chopped onions and sauté well.
  • Add tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, chopped arbi, cilantro leaves and lime and cook for a while.
  • Serve hot.

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