Achaari Arbi

BM # 9  Day 1

For this edition of Blogging Marathon,hosted by Srivalli I have picked up Regional Recipes.Even though I am a Sindhi living in Gujrat  I still am a lover of Punjabi food.Born and brought up in the north I have always been surrounded by Punjabis.Neddless to say my everyday cooking has a strong essence of Punjabi cuisine.

Punjabi food is rich in ghee,butter and cream,the flavors are further enhanced by the absolute must garlic.ginger and green chilly.No Punjabi dish would be complete without the aromatic Garam Masala.

For the first day of this BM hosted by Srivalli I have choosen to cook Achaari Arbi,which has been taught to me by my neighbours in Delhi ,who are hard core Panjus.


500 gms............................. boiled arbi
4 ..........................................onions sliced
2-3...................................... green chillies
1tbsp................................. ginger garlic paste
10-12.................................. kaju....powdered
1cup.................................. curd
1tsp................................... red chilly pwd
½ tsp................................. turmeric pwd
1tsp.................................. dhania jeera pwd
1tsp.................................. garam masala
½ tsp ................................black salt
Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

Tadka
1tbsp...................................... oil
1tbsp ......................................ghee
1tsp........................................ jeera
1tsp....................................... saunf
½ tsp..................................... methi
½ tsp..................................... kalonji
3-4......................................... whole red chillies
Pinch hing

Wash arbi very  well.
Boil(would require less than a whistle in pressure cooker)
Peel.cut into fingers.
Sprinkle salt,Leave for 5 mins.
Deep fry to a crisp golden color.
Keep aside.


Add oil and ghee into a karahi.add all tadka ingredients.
Add onions.saute’
Add green chilly,ginger garlic paste.

Saute’ till pink in color.
Add powdered kaju,curd and the dry spices.
Cook till masalas blend.
Add the fried arbi.
Mix well and cook till all the moisture is absorbed and the vegetable is dry .

This is a best served as a side dish with daals and you can enjoy it with hot rotis or parathas.
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