Besan Arbi Roast Recipe - Spicy Colocasia Stir Fry

Besan Arbi Roast Recipe is a delicious side that tastes amazing and is simple to make. Give this recipe a try and serve with rice and dal of your choice.

Jyothi Rajesh
Besan Arbi Roast Recipe - Spicy Colocasia Stir Fry
1718 ratings.

Arbi is Colocasia or Taro Root. It’s a root vegetable which is gluten free and is rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins. You can make it into a curry or in a stir fry. The arbi curry tastes delicious with rotis and puris. Arbi fry/roast makes a very good appetizer or starter, or can even be served as side dish for rajma chawal, dal-chawal or rasam rice.

The Besan Arbi Roast Recipe is very simple, and it’s a dry arbi fry recipe. It is also no-onion-no-garlic version.

Serve Besan Arbi Roast Recipe with Dal Palak Recipe and Steamed Rice Recipe - Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods for lunch.

Here are more recipes to make with Arbi/colocasia

  1. Arbi Dahi Wali Sabzi Recipe
  2. Multani Kaali Arbi Recipe (Arbi Gravy Style)
  3. Arbi Cutlet Recipe (Spiced Colocasia Patties)
  4. Arbi Ka Saag Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: World Breakfast
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Colocasia root (Arbi)
  • 2 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • For seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped

How to make Besan Arbi Roast Recipe - Spicy Colocasia Stir Fry

  1. To begin making the Besan Arbi Roast Recipe, scrub the arbi to get rid of mud and dirt. Pressure cook the arbi with little water and a pinch of salt for 1 whistle (do not over cook). After the first whistle, turn off the heat. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker. 

  2. Peel the skin off and cut them into half lengthwise and place it in a large mixing bowl.

  3. In a wide plate mix besan, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, amchur powder, roasted cumin powder.

  4. Add this spice powder like the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder and cumin powder to the cut arbi and toss to coat well. 

  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the besan arbi in small batches and roast until golden brown in color on all sides. Do this in 2 to 3 batches, add oil as the pan gets dry. Drain the roasted arbi on kitchen towel and place it in a serving platter.

  6. In another pan add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add cumin seeds, carom seeds and finely chopped green chilies and saute for 10 seconds. Add this to the Besan Arbi and toss gently.  

  7. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and lemon juice on top of the besan arbi and serve.

  8. Serve Besan Arbi Roast Recipe with Dal Palak Recipe and Steamed Rice Recipe - Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods for lunch.