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Punjabi Arbi Masala
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Punjabi Arbi Masala Recipe

Punjabi Arbi Masala is a simple and delicious gluten-free Indian side dish. Serve it with dal fry, boondi raita and chapati for a wholesome lunch. Learn how to make Punjabi arbi masala recipe in few simple steps. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 250 gram small-size arbi (colcassia roots)
  • 1 large-size onion fine chopped
  • 1 small-size tomato fine chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder see recipe here
  • 4 tablespoon Mustard oil to fry the arbi
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish


  • Peel and cut the colocasia roots (arbi) in equal size thin strips.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of salt over the arbi. Mix well.
  • Heat mustard oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Shallow fry arbi till light brown in colour and crisp from outside. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • In the same pan heat a teaspoon of mustard oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook further till onions become translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, cook till the tomatoes turn soft and the mixture comes together.
  • Add spices and salt, mix well and cook for two to three minutes.
  • Add the fried arbi and mix well. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook arbi for 2 - 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve Punjabi Arbi Masala warm garnished with coriander leaves.


Equipment Recommended: Frying Pan ( buy it here )


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg