How to make Khatti Arbi -

Boiled arbi mixed with spicy yogurt mixture and tempered.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Colocassia (arbi) (अर्बी ), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Khatti Arbi

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Khatti Arbi Recipe

  • Colocassia (arbi) 18-20

  • Yogurt 1 1/2 cups

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Scraped coconut 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Curry leaves 6-8


Step 1

Peel arbi and cut into ½ inch thick pieces. Put them in a non stick pan with 2-3 cups water, salt and turmeric powder. Mix, cover and let it cook.

Step 2

Add lemon juice to yogurt and mMix well. Grind black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and coconut with ¼ cup water to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add ground paste to the arbi and mix well. Add mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves to the pan. Mix well and switch off the heat.

Step 4

Add yogurt mixture to the arbi and mix. Pour the tempering over the arbi mixture and cover immediately. Open the lid, mix well and serve hot.

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