Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe

Try this crispy Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe which is a truly a lip smacking sweet chips prepared from Arbi. The recipe is used as prasad in Indian festivals especially during Janmashtami.

Kriti Singhal
Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe
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Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe is a truly a lip smacking sweet chips prepared from Arbi (Colocasia root). This recipe is especially prepared during festivals like Navami, Janmashtami etc and is used as Prasad in my family since ages. I learnt this heirloom recipe through my grandma.

Arbi is usually consumed as a fasting food during Navratri and Janmashtami. Arbi is full minerals, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, vitamin A and C and is good to have during fasting. 

These arbi chips are easy to make and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Have Arbi Ke Chande recipe as an evening snack or as a munch during picnic, with healthy nankhatai or ribbon pakoda recipe.

Serve Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe with Moong Dal Mini Samosas and Masala Chai Recipe as an evening snack.

If you like this recipe, here are few more Festival recipes to try

  1. Karjikai
  2. Traditional Steamed Modak Recipe
  3. Kalkandu (Kallusakkare) Pongal Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

130 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

150 M


4 Servings


  • 6 Colocasia root (Arbi)
  • Ghee , to deep fry
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water

How to make Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe

  1. To begin making the Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe, clean and dry Arbi. Apply mustard oil to hands and cut 1/4 inch thin chips out of it. Chips should be not too thin as they may burn during frying. Wash them again and spread it out on a towel to dry.

  2. Let them dry for 2 hours under the fan or medium sunlight.

  3. Now heat ghee in a kadai/deep frying pan and fry them till golden. You can alternately shallow fry them, for a healthier version too.

  4. Transfer the fried arbi chips on an oil absorbent paper to immediately to get rid of any excess oil.

  5. Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup of one string consistency. In a saucepan, pour sugar and water and bring it to boil while continually stirring the mixture.

  6. Let it simmer on medium heat till you obtain a one string consistency when you drop the syrup from your ladle. Take a drop of sugar syrup on your forefinger and stretch it with the thumb to observe one string consistency. 

  7. Once done add the Arbi Chips in the prepared sugar syrup and start stirring them fast. Your stove should be on a medium heat while doing this.

  8. Gradually, you will see sugar getting dried up and coating the Arbi Chips.

  9. Keep stirring on low heat till all the chips are coated well with the sugar syrup.

  10. Now take them out on a tray and let the Arbi Ke meethe chande cool down and serve.

  11. Once cooled you can store the Arbi Ke Meethe Chande in an airtight container up to 4 days.

  12. Serve Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe with Moong Dal Mini Samosas and Masala Chai Recipe as an evening snack.

Arbi Ke Meethe Chande Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens

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Last Modified On Monday, 19 August 2019 10:20
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