Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Grilled Arbi

I love arbi but used to stay away from it because

1. its full of carbs

2. its good when its made with lots of oil 😦

3. I cant just peeled it without having to itch my hands for the whole day afterwards

But all this atleast the last 2 parts were till sometime back when I discovered that we can grill this vegetable beautifully…. I used to boil it and then grill but then I read at some blog about steaming and grilling which seemed like an even healthier option

So now I have a much healthier version of arbi which satisfies health freak as well as the taste buds…. Iya the fellow arbi fan and Goofy as u had asked for it… this post is for both of u…. enjoy the arbi


  • Arbi(Colocasia) 500gms
  • Onion 1 medium sliced
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp corrainder powder
  • 1 tsp tava fry masala
  • 1 tsp aamchor powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste as fiery as u want)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil + oil to grease the baking tray


  • Wash and roughly scrub the arbi (I have kept a scrotch brite seperately in the house for scrubbing potatoes and arbi etc)
  • Steam for about 6-8 minutes till a tender.  I have this microwave steamer at home which is so handy and convienent to steam stuff, its my all time fav cookware. U can use any steaming method u like
  • Let it cool and peel of the thick skin using a knife (surprinsgly doesnt itch so much after steaming)
  • Chop the bigger ones into 2 pieces and leave the smaller ones as it is.
  • Mix all the dry masalas,onions with arbi
  • Grease a tray and put the masalsa arbi in it
  • Grill at 200C for about 10 minutes or so, stirring once inbetween
  • In a small pan take 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds and fry till they start spluttering.
  • Pour over grilled arbi and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped corainder leaves and serve with hot paranthas or phulkas…

21 comments on “Grilled Arbi

  1. Doli
    July 9, 2010

    Is the veggie healthy even though it has lots of carbs? I used to stay away from it bcoz I thought it was like potatoes

    • monikamanchanda
      July 12, 2010

      well it is like potatoes and potatoes too when eaten in the right way are not really unhealthy

  2. Reema
    July 9, 2010

    wow!! its one of my fave veggies 🙂 and the dish looks so yummy! will try out the recipe soon!

  3. Shankari
    July 10, 2010

    yum! Love this vegetable but like you said, I used a lot of oil to make it. I had read about this oven method on some other blog and I had tried it, but it did not come out so good. Looking at the above photos though, I’m tempted to give it another shot!

  4. Pallavi
    July 10, 2010

    I do like arbi when it is deep-fried 🙂 Will try out the grilled option sometime. Didn’t know it couod be cooked this way! Great idea, Mon!

  5. Smita
    July 10, 2010

    This sounds yummy & I love arbi! Though I make it in cooker and masale waali!!!

    Lemme try this! I have arbi at home right now! 😀

    • monikamanchanda
      July 12, 2010

      yeah I make the masale walli too but u know while in cooker i just dont get it very right, sometimes a little over boiled sometimes undercooked 😦 this way I can control the cooking 😉

  6. monika
    July 10, 2010

    Looks yum. I love arbi too

  7. Aarti
    July 10, 2010

    sounds yumm.. we normally cook it in the pressure cooker, tadka, add masalas and saute… 🙂 dont deep fry much at home, but shall try once…

    • monikamanchanda
      July 12, 2010

      yeah I have tried that too but somehow I cant seem to get it right 😦

  8. Niveditha
    July 11, 2010

    wah-wah! 🙂

  9. UmaS
    July 11, 2010

    Yumm….but I’ve always done it in a non-stick pan, avoiding lots of oil. But it takes time to roast well. Grilling seems an interesting option – let me give it a try. 🙂

    You always make even ordinary food so delicious and yummy, that I run to the veggies, to buy some and cook. 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      July 12, 2010

      oh yes I use non stick pan to but still one doesnt get that taste

      and awww uma thats a great compliment thank u dear

  10. Swaram
    July 12, 2010

    We both don’t eat arbi, but I can def. drool @ the pics 😉

  11. masood
    July 13, 2010

    what is arbi known as in english?

  12. tikulicious
    July 15, 2010

    Thanks for this one Monika . Made it and it turned out super. It is healthy and very delicious with lotsa lemon juice. ummm

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