Thursday, August 29, 2013

Arvi Ka Salan ( Colocasia / Taro Root Curry )

Arvi Ka Salan ( Colocasia / Taro Root Curry ) ... A simple vegetable curry, made with onions, tomatoes and spices. It tastes great with a squeeze of lemon on top.

Arvi Ka Salan ( Colocasia / Taro Root Curry )


Ingredients :
  • 500 gm.  Colocasia / Taro Root ( Arvi )
  • 1/4 cup oil; or less
  • 125 gm.  ( 2 medium ) onions, thinly sliced
  • 250 gm.   tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp.  cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp.   ginger garlic paste
  • 6 - 8 whole black pepper
  • 4 - 5 cloves
  • 2 large cardamom
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp.  coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp.  red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp.  salt, or according to taste
  • 1/2 tsp.   garam masala powder 
  • 2 -3 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp.  fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method :
  • Wash arvi and let them dry. Then peel the skin with a knife and make lengthwise slits halfway through arvis. Place in a bowl of water and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and put in a blender with tomatoes and cumin seeds. Blend to a fine paste ( add little water, if needed ).
  • Add ginger garlic paste, black pepper, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick to the oil; stir-fry for a minute.
  • Add coriander powder, chillies powder, turmeric and salt along with the blended paste of onion and tomatoes.
  • Add 1 cup water, cover and cook over medium heat until the water dries out and the oil begins to separate.
  • Add arvi and enough water ( depending on how thick or thin you want the curry ); cover and cook over medium heat until arvi becomes tender ( not mushy ) and the required curry / gravy is left.
  • Add garam masala,  green chillies and coriander leaves to the curry. Cook on very low heat for 3 - 4 minutes until the oil comes to the top.
  • Serve hot with Chapati / Roti, Naan or Paratha.

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. wow, luks so tempting, delicious...

  2. Such wonderful looking dish!
    I love the learning new recipes from you.
    It looks like something my family would definitely love!!

  3. This curry is new to me. Usually we make stirfry with taro roots. curry looks rich Ambreen and the addition of lemon juice would give a real kick to that curry.Yumm

  4. Delicious and lovely looking salan. Wish I was there to get a taste of it.

  5. I absolutely love arvi ka sala however my hubby and daughter can't stand it. I am craving for your bowl of curry.

  6. We always make traditional curries with taro nothing with masala. I should try this curry.

    1. Thank you Razina, Winnie, Chandrani, Rafeeda, Suhaina, Deepa, Taruna & Meena :)

  7. i've actually never had this sabzi before! Lately I've been trying new vegetables and salans, so this will make an appearance on my table soon :) Btw, do you have a good recipe for aloo matar gobi? My friend brought some over last week and it was delicious! She too is from Lahore, so I thought I should ask my favorite Lahori- you! :)

    1. So sweet of you dear, you always blush me with your comments. I haven't tried this combination of aloo matar gobhi before, would love to learn it from you :)

  8. Never tried this kind of curry with arvi, love the colour of the curry.. Makes me hungry.

  9. That colour is legitimately divine :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Your salan looks perfectly done dear!

  11. Muy lindo color es sabroso con curry y el picante receta adorable,hugs,hugs.

  12. looks so delicious and tempting, good to see some spicy dish from you after sweets.

  13. I love arvi cooked in all forms but mostly I make it dry. This looks lovely.

  14. ✿✿彡
    Muito bom mesmo, colorido e saboroso.
    Bom domingo, ótima semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

  15. This is a beautiful vegetarian curry Ambreen! It bursts with flavors!

  16. I haven't tried shorby wali arvi.. but now I will..


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