Multani Kali Arbi Recipe
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Multani Kali Arbi Recipe

Multani Kaali Arbi Recipe is a Multani family recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 500 gram arbi colocasia
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • Chopped coriander to garnish


  • Wash and peel the arbi. Wash it again to make sure all the dirt has been removed.
  • Slice the arbi into rounds of 1/4” thickness. This step should be undertaken little carefully because peeled arbi can be a little slippery and you can cut yourself.
  • Heat oil in a traditional Indian iron kadhai. Add the arbi and fry on high heat until lightly browned.
  • Add the salt, red chilli powder and toss for a few more seconds until well coated. Add 4 cup or so of water, stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium low and cook (without a lid) until the arbi is tender, approximately 20 minutes. By now the arbi and the curry will be light grey in color and half the water would have evaporated by now.
  • If you want a little more curry, then add some boiling hot water at this stage and bring the whole curry back to a boil on high heat.
  • Taste and adjust the salt, if required, and turn off the stove. Let the curry rest in the kadhai for 15-20 minutes before serving. The colour of the arbi will change to the shades of purple.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve Multani Kali Arbi with hot Phulkas for dinner.