How to make Mughlai Arbi -

Coloccasia cooked with fresh indian spices in mughalai style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Colocassia (Arbi) (अर्बी ), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Mughlai Arbi

Mughlai Arbi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mughlai Arbi Recipe

  • Colocassia (Arbi) 500 grams

  • Onions 3 tablespoons

  • Onion 1 large

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 7-8 cloves

  • Melon seeds (magaz) 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 3/4

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 3/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel colocassia and cut it into one inch-sized pieces. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry in medium hot oil till golden brown.

Step 2

Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside. Peel, wash and grate onion. Peel, wash and grind ginger and garlic to a paste.

Step 3

Grind melon seeds to a smooth paste adding water as required. Whisk yogurt. Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan, add grated onions and cook till onions are golden brown in colour.

Step 4

Add ginger-garlic paste and further cook for a minute. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder. Stir and add tomato puree and yogurt. Cook till oil leaves the masala.

Step 5

Add melon seed paste and cook for about five minutes. Keep stirring constantly. Add one cup of water, salt and fried arbi. Bring it to a boil, add garam masala powder and cook covered on low heat for ten minutes. Serve hot with paranthas.

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