Skip to main content

Chembu/Arbi Fry



Chembu/Arbi Fry

 Here is a delicious fry with arbi/chembu/colocasia and is a great side dish with rice.It is very common in Kerala and is  grown in plenty in the backyard garden in almost every  home. There are a variety of dishes using chembu. But I like it best in sambar or simply boiled chembu with chamanthy. This fry is simple and spicy and is crispy in the outside and is now a family favorite.

 Ingredients
Chembu/colocasia- 1/2 pound
chopped ginger- 1 tsp
Cumin- a pinch
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Garam masala- 1/3 tsp

salt to taste
oil for frying


Wash and clean arbi and add to boiling water and cook till soft. Arbi should be completely immersed in water. Allow to cool down and peel off the skin and slice into thin pieces.
Heat 3 tsp of oil in a frying pan and add cumin and sliced ginger. Fry till there is a nice aroma .
Add turmeric powder and stir till the raw flavor disappears . Layer the arbi and allow it to brown up on one side and turn it over and fry the other side.
 Add all the spice powders and salt and saute it till it gets coated evenly. Close lid and cook for two minute so that the masalas gets cooked. Take off the lid and fry on both sides for one more minute. Serve with rice and rasam


Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


Comments

  1. This looks like an excellent side,love the native name-Chmebu,it sounds so cute:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely recipe...I also make arbi fry but with some variation....Will try your version soon...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yummy yum delicious....drooling over the pictures!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is one of my favorites..made it for lunch yesterday...your version looks and sounds very delicious

    ReplyDelete
  5. seriously drooling here...gonna try this one for sure

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh,no Suja,you are torturing me badly.This is not fair dear.Amazing presentation as always.I love chembu too.Nice recipe.I have bookmarked.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks tempting and delicious,its a good combo with rasam rice.

    ReplyDelete
  8. interesting and delicious chembu fry, looks delicious dear, bookmarked it..

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a dish,Nice Variation.Yumm teatime Snack Dear.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Always heard abt it but never tried it but ur pic makes me want to try it

    ReplyDelete
  11. Delicious..I just fry them with salt and chilli powder.. But this dish looks tempting..

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are the favorite way of eating arbi... Have one recipe in my space too...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

    ReplyDelete
  13. gr8 recipe, what an awesome click.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really enjoyed. Love it.

    Cheers,
    Uma

    ReplyDelete
  15. interesting and delicious arbi fry ..... glad to follow ur blog ........

    ReplyDelete
  16. hi suja, looks very delicious and vory. i like this kind of food, unfortunately we dont have chembu over here. or may be a different name :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. never heard about colocasia before... It looks crispy and delicious...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow perfectly done !! looks wonderful !! loved it !!
    Ongoing Event - CC-What's For Friday Dinner??

    ReplyDelete
  19. Drooling over this picture..looks yummy nice and crispy.

    Cheers
    Muskaan

    ReplyDelete
  20. wow!! look at those fries..yyyummmmm i never have tried like this before.. thanks fo sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Arbi looks so crisp and yum...simply delicious...I even loved your caramel pecan cake.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Seriously u r killing me with ur clicks, drooling over that super tempting arbi fry..

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ummm.. love it.. reminds me of home :) Looks yummy..

    ReplyDelete
  24. nice recipe pinne tazhe ulla cake recipe enthaylum try cheyyunnundu ketto kandittu kshema illa

    ReplyDelete
  25. I've been waiting to hit your space to gorge on all that I missed. And you didn't disappoint, as usual. Chembu is one of my favorite veggies. Actually, I love all root veggies. Let me go catch up on the rest of your beautiful posts :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Kothiyayitu vayyallo...super !!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love love love this Suja!!! looks so delicious!! wanna garb it now

    ReplyDelete
  28. wow just love this ...looks so good going to try this soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. love this recipe and gonna try it soon.

    ReplyDelete
  30. wow...looks so crsipy and tempting....fish fry erikkunna poole thonnunnu...:)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Stuffed Pomfret With Green Masala- A Guest Post at Cooking-Varieties

I am extremely delighted and honored to be a guest at Wan's Cooking Varieties. When she asked me for a guest post I was so excited.She is one of my favorite foodie friends .She is very warm and friendly person and I love her blog. There is always a healthy edge in her cooking which is really inspiring.It has beautiful write-ups about food, health benefits and healthy eating habits.She has always shown genuine appreciation for other culture and culinary traditions. I am honored to be in your esteemed space.

Thanks Wan for this opportunity.




Recipe is  pomfret stuffed with a green masala and prawns filling...Hop over to Wan's place for the recipe..



Wan sent me this card with beautiful bouquet of roses,this made my day  :)
so sweet of you Wan..really appreciate this:)


Once again thanks Wan for this opportunity
Hope you will all enjoy..
Have a great day!

Suja

Kerala Chicken Roast

Spicy Kerala Chicken Roast is another nadan recipe and a family favorite. It is a dry version and is great accompaniment with rice, chapathi or fried rice.The chicken in this recipe is usually deep fried or shallow fried, (some times whole stuffed chicken ) and then coated with the masala. Here I have shallow fried the chicken.It  tasted delicious with fried rice. Give this recipe a try...



Ingredients
1)Chicken - 1 lb
 Chilly powder -1 1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Powdered Garam masala-
(Two tsp of fennel powder, 5-6 cloves,2 inch stick
cinnamon, a small piece of nutmeg, 2 cardamon )
Vinegar- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium
Thinly sliced ginger- 3-4 tsp
Thinly sliced garlic- 3-4 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 2
( I used 2 Jalapeno pepper instead of green chilly)
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Meat  Masala- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
oil



Dry roast the ingredients under garam masala …

Nadan Mutton Curry

Nadan Mutton curry
If you wish for some spicy non vegetarian recipes here is one to relish on...nadan mutton curry made with authentic Kerala spices. What makes this dish flavorful and inviting is the flavor of fresh ground masala, coconut oil and the fresh taste of curry leaves.In this recipe I have also added  mint. I love adding fried mint in my home made mutton curry just like my mom( but it is optional). It is spicy and delicious and is a great combo with rice, ghee rice or appam


Ingredients

Mutton - 1 kg
Shallots sliced- 2 cups
Onion- 1 small
Coconut slices- a few
Green chilly-5-6
Ginger and garlic minced- 4-5 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 1/3 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
clove - 2
cinnamon stick- 1 small
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Mint leaves-a few
oil 
salt to taste




Cut mutton pieces into small cubes and marinate with pepper powder,salt, turmeric powder, fennel powder and a few curry leaves and set aside for h…

Stuffed Squid

Stuffed Squid
Squid is a unique and yummy sea food delicacy that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Squid rings or fried calamari's is a the most popular and is a great appetizer. Squid is staple in many seafood restaurants. It is also popular street food in several south Asian countries.Squid is enjoyed in the coastal belt of south India especially in Kerala and Tamilnadu.In Kerala squid is known as koonthal or Kanava.

Squid is one of my favorite sea foods-roast squid, deep fried,stir fried or squid curry-I love them all.Squid has a mild flavor and gentle sweetness and marries well to any flavor and taste of your choice. Squid can be stuffed before roasting or frying,its tubular body called mantle is great for stuffing. You can get creative with the stuffing- use prawns,fish,pork, cheese, bread crumbs,olives,rice or anything of your choice.

Today's recipe is a stuffed squid with spicy prawn filling.The dish is inspired by a similar preparation from the book Classic H…

Kerala Fish Curry ( Mulaku Curry)

Kerala's Red Fish Curry or the Mulaku Charu is hot and spicy fish curry. Its rich color is from Kashmiri chilly powder which is less spicy when compared to regular chilly powder.

Fish curry and rice or fish curry and kappa pukku is the absolute comfort food for every malayali. The state is blessed  with long coast line, backwaters and lake and Keralites are great fish eaters. Red fish curry tastes awesome and you can find this type of fish curry everywhere-in  homes, restaurants,toddy shops or boat houses for tourists. Even though this curry is staple for the malayalis, you will still find a lot of regional variation to this recipe. Each region and each home has its own adaption of fish curry.

The tamarind used in this recipe is Kudampuli/ Gambooge/Malabar tamarind. You can find this in abundance in Central and North Kerala. This souring agent has lots of medicinal value and helps aid digestion.
Malayalis love adding coconut to every dish, but this curry is an exception. But it…

Fish Molly

Fish Molly
Kerala style fish molly/molee is a mild and delicious curry-fish and coconut milk stew. Fish molie is made with generous amount of coconut milk, and has a creamy and rich taste.It's got a class of its own and will surely tickle your taste buds.If you ever travel to Kerala, make sure you try this creamy coconut fish curry with appam. Appam is a lacy fermented pancake made with rice and coconut milk. This is one classic combination that you got to try.
Kerala is the land of coconuts,fish and spices.Coconut is quintessential in Kerala cooking.Fish  Molly is a traditional dish,very popular in Kerala which is made on special occasions.The recipe is simple to follow,get your ingredients together and try this recipe,you will surely love it. This stew goes well with appam and bread.

Ingredients
For the marinade
Fish -1 lb ( I used King fish)
Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice/vinegar- 1 tsp
Oil for frying
( I used coconut oil)

For the sauce
Shallots finel…

Chemeen Masala Varattiyathu/ Pan roasted Prawns

Chemeen Varattiyathu is a popular sea food delicacy of Kerala. It is not fried prawns but gravy with is almost semi-dry. It is a great side dish for rice. It has the enticing flavors of garam masala and coconut oil and curry leaves. It is spicy, peppery and a bit tangy due to the use of   Kukum or kudampuli. You can instead add tomatoes or lemon juice. You can also add coconut pieces in the recipes and it gives a crunchy bites along with the prawns.


Ingredients
Prawns- 1 lb
Shallots chopped- 1 cup
Ginger and garlic paste- 2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Kukum- 2-3 pieces 
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
curry leaves
Coconut pieces( Optional)
Coconut oil


Clean and marinate prawns with salt, turmeric, pepper and fennel powder and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
In a pan heat oil and saute shallots till lightly golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and saute for …