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Seppakizhangu Varuval / Colocasia Curry/ Arbi Fry

Crispy dry Seppankizhangu curry with less oil
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Course: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Seppankizhangu/Arbi/ Colocasia - 400 grams
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Sambar powder/ chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder -1/2 tsp
  • Besan flour - 1 tbsp
  • To Temper:
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seed - 1/8 tsp
  • Channal Dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafetida - generous pinch


  • Wash Seppankizhangu well to remove any mud particles and pressure cook it with required water for one whistle, switch off. Arbi should be soft, not mushy
  • After the pressure releases naturally transfer it into a colander and rinse it in cold water. Peel the skin and cut into small pieces
  • Transfer the arbi into a box and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Take it out and spread in a towel and leave in room temperature for atleast 30 minutes. This helps in removing excess moisture in it
  • Add oil to the pan, once when the oil becomes hot add the items under "to temper" and cook till the mustard seed splutters. Add the chilled Arbi and sauté for a minute
Add all the powders and salt and cook in low - medium flame ( I keep my induction around 4) till the powder are coated to the Seppankizhangu for about 7 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make it cook evenly all sides
  • Add besan flour and cook for another 5- 8 minutes or till its crispy outside and soft inside. Yummy Arbi fry is ready
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1. Arbi can also be microwaved for 12- 15 minutes taking it out every 2 minutes and stir it. Time vary depending upon the powder of microwave. Microwave won't give the same texture
2. I used non stick pan, if you are using iron use extra oil
3. Spice,oil and seasoning can be combined with Seppankizhangu and marinated for 30 minutes in refrigerator and sautéd
4. Rice flour can be used instead of besan flour
5. Dry Arbi properly to avoid them from sticking to one another
6. Arbi can also be kept overnight in fridge
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