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Arbi ki Sabji without onion/garlic
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Arbi Ki Sabji Recipe

Arbi Ki Sabji is a spicy, soupy colocasia root tomato-based curry minus onion and garlic. Learn how to make vrat special arbi curry in a few simple steps. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 bowl
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 500 gram arbi (colocasia root)
  • 5 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 medium-size tomato (blend to make paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 - 2 green chilli, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander to garnish


  • Wash, pat dry, clean and peel the arbi. Cut it into round slices of equal size. Set aside till required. 
  • Next, 4 tablespoon of heat ghee in a heavy bottom kadhai/pan. 
  • Fry the sliced arbi over medium-heat till tender and a bit crisp in texture. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 
  • In the same pan, heat remaining one tablespoon of ghee.
  • Add cumin seeds, carom seeds, asafoetida, and grated ginger. Fry for few 10 - 20 seconds. 
  • Next, add the tomato paste and fry it nicely over low heat till oil starts separating from the masala. 
  • Now, add the fried arbi slices and mix nicely in the tomato masala. Fry for 4 - 5 minutes. 
  • Add the spices, salt, green chili and approximately 1/2 Cup of water. Reduce the heat to low and allow the curry to simmer covered for next 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Garnish arbi ki sabji with fresh coriander leaves. 
  • Serve arbi ki sabji with puri or paratha. 


  • It is usually best to wash colocasia roots a few hours before chopping so that they do not remain slimy to touch. 
  • Nicely, pat dry the roots before peeling and slicing. 
  • While slicing the arbi make sure it is not too thick otherwise it will take a longer time to get cooked. 
  • If you are not too keen on frying the arbi, you can simply boil it in a pressure cooker for one or two whistles, peel, and slice. Then add to the masala prepared. 


Calories: 154kcal