Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe (Spicy Colocasia Kebab) Recipe

Archana Doshi
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The Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe is a vegetarian appetizer that you can make for your parties. Arbi is a vegetable when cooked and mashed tends to be very gooey. To manage this gooeyness, I added freshly chopped cabbage, onions, almonds, and peppercorns. Pan frying these kebabs brings out delicious flavors of this vegetable and makes it nutritious too. 

 Serve the Arbi Kebabs and serve them immediately along with Green Chutney.

If you are looking for more Kebab recipes here are some :

  1. Baked Paneer Corn Kebab Recipe
  2. Restaurant Style Hara Bhara Kebab Recipe | Vegetarian Green Patties
  3. Dal and Vegetable Kebab Recipe

Did you know: Colocasia is starchy, crunchy, fleshy underground root vegetable. The root is free from gluten, and comprises of good source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, which aids in good digestion, prevents constipation.

Cuisine: Awadhi
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

70 M


4 Servings


  • 350 grams Colocasia root (Arbi) , boiled and mashed
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Almond Meal (Badam Powder)
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • Whole Wheat Bread crumbs , , for coating
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for cooking

How to make Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe (Spicy Colocasia Kebab) Recipe

  1. To begin making the Arbi ke Kebab Recipe, make sure you have all the ingredients handy.

  2. We will be processing the ingredients for the kebab step by step. It's ideal when you use a Food Processor, as it speeds up the process of making the kebabs.

  3. To begin, add the coriander leaves, almonds, green chilli, ginger and garlic into the food processor and blend until you get a coarse mixture. 

  4. Transfer the contents in to a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked and mashed Arbi and the remaining ingredients except the oil and breadcrumbs. Combine all the ingredients well. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  5. The next step is the shape the Arbi Kebabs. Since the Arbi is a very starchy vegetable, it will tend to stick to your fingers when you shape. To prevent this, have a small bowl with a tablespoon of oil. Grease your palms and fingers with the oil and shape the kebab dough into circular discs. 

  6. Once you shape them, roll them over bread crumbs and arrange them on a platter so you can cook them.

  7. To cook the Arbi Ke Kebabs, preheat a pan on medium-high heat and grease the pan well. Place the shaped kebas, drizzle oil over them and pan fry them until crisp and brown on both sides.

  8. Proceed the same way with the remaining Arbi Kebabs and serve them immediately along with Green Chutney.

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