Wash the Arbi and boil them in a pressure cooker till you get 1 whistle. Once the pressure has settled down, take out the arbi and let it cool down.
8-10 Arbi (Taro Roots)
Peel the skin of the arbi. To do that remove the skin from the thick end and then slide the Arbi out of it's skin by pressing gently from the other end.
Cut the arbi lengthwise into 2 halves.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the sliced arbi and fry them till light golden brown. Drain the excess oil on an absorbent paper.
4 Tablespoons Oil
Heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add cumin seeds, carom seeds (ajwain), fennel seeds (saunf), fenugreek seeds (dana methi), nigella seeds (kalaunji) and heeng.
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Rai), 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera), 1/2 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (Ajwain), 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf), 1/2 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (Dana Methi), 1/2 Teaspoon Nigella Seeds (Kalaunji), 1/4 Teaspoon Asaefotida (Heeng)
Fry them for a few seconds till they start to crackle.
Now add green chillies, ginger and tomatoes to the pan.
2 Green Chillies, finely chopped, 1 inch Ginger, grated, 2 Tomatoes, pureed
Cook till the raw aroma of the tomatoes goes away.
Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder (dhaniya), garam masala, dry mango powder (amchur) and salt to taste.
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya), 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala, 1/4 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder (Amchur), 3/4 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
Fry the gravy for a couple of minutes till it is properly roasted.
Add curd along with 1/2 cup water and cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes.
1 Cup Beaten Fresh Curd / Yogurt
Stir continuously while cooking, otherwise the the curd will curdle.
Finally add the fried arbi slices. Close the flame and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Add coriander to garnish and serve hot with roti, poori or paratha.
1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander