Friday, October 5, 2007


Lunch at home after stuffing yourself with so much outside food was a major relief & the tummy was happy to get some rest.

The refigerator showed only some arvi (colocasia) & ghiya (bottle gourd). Decided on a Menu of ajwain- arvi, mutar-paneer gravy & chapatis.

Ingredients -
1/2 kg - arvi / colocasia
3/4 tbspn - ajwain / carom / bishop seeds
1 tspn - haldi
1/2 tspn - amchur
1 tspn - chilli powder
a pinch of hing
1/2 tspn - garam masala
1 big onion - finely sliced
Method -
When you are buyin arvi try and keep them of the same size as much as possible & avoid ones with small protrusions.
Scrape the arvi & cut them lenghtwise into 1/4 app. inch slices i.e., not wafer thin nor very thick.
Wash them & pat dry them well.
In a kadai heat a good amount of oil. Dont use too much oil, lest the rest needs to be reused, but take enough to fry a small batch of arvis.
Fry the arvis till golden brown. Dont worry the arvi will not soak up too much oil & you will see after all the arvis are done that not much oil has been consumed.
In another kadai, take very little oil just about 1 tspn (or even less if you're using a non-stick pan) & add the ajwain / carom seeds.
Add the hing & the onions & fry till pinkish brown.
Add the fried arvi, the haldi, amchur, red chilli powder & garam masala.
Close the lid & cook for another 2 minutes & serve with a dash of lemon



Actually I am bored of my way of doing Arvi,and i was looking for some other way of doing...And this is really different!! Will surely try it out..!!

Shella said...

This was nice - worth a try. I liked it so much. I brought arvi yesterday again, so that I could try them out.

Another thing if you want to keep the pcs thick then you'll have to pressure cook them for just about a whistle, with the skin on & then peel them before frying. But they will take up more oil

Pooja V said...

Iloved this....i will definitely try it out vv soon.

Seena said...

Menu of ajwain- arvi, mutar-paneer gravy & chapatis looks delicious, send me some..M hungreeeeeeeeee..

Shella said...

Pooja - thanks dear. Try n let me know.

Seena - anytime you want just let me know.