Saturday, February 17, 2018

Seppankizhangu Roast | How to do Arbi Fry in Less Oil | Tawa Arbi Fry

This week's theme is Tawa Recipes, where I would be sharing recipes which are made on a Tawa, mostly for health reasons. Today, its a simple Seppankizhangu Fry or Arbi Fry made on a Tawa which is otherwise fried using a lot of oil to make it crispy. I learnt this method from my mom, who makes the best Arbi Roast. Its a simple recipe with very few ingredients. Just a little patience to keep the Skillet on medium heat and to flip the Arbi pieces once in a while is the key to get perfect Roast. Just give a try and you are sure to fall in love with this Easy side-dish. 

BM #85 Wk 3 - Day 1
Tawa Recipes

Preparation time - 2mins
Cooking time - 15mins

Seppankizhangu / Arbi - 250gms
Gingelly oil - 3-4tblsp
Salt - As required
Chilli powder - 2-3tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4tsp
Gram flour - 2tblsp

To temper:
Mustard seeds - 2tsp
Urad dal - 2tsp


1.  Boil the Arbi in a open pot until its just cooked al-dente. Alternatively, you can pressure cook for just 3-4 whistles so that it is cooked, but at the same time, stays firm, not mushy. Peel the skin and slice them into roundels.

2.  In a pan, add 2tblsp oil, temper with mustard seeds and urad dal. Keep the flame on low and throw in the chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, Asafoetida and gram flour and slightly saute for a few seconds.

3.  Add in the Arbi slices  and mix to coat the Masalas evenly. Keep frying for 3-4mins.

4.  Now, transfer to a heated Tawa and spread well so that all the pieces get roasted evenly. Keep adding oil little by little as required and flip them in between. Keep the flame on medium to avoid over burning. This may take upto 10mins, but the end result would be simply amazing.

Serve this Yummy Seppankizhangu / Arbi Roast as a side dish for any Mixed Rice or a simple Rasam or Curd Rice for a hearty meal. Enjoy!


  1. My mouth is just watering here, who will resist to this ultimate roast. Prefect side dish for rasam rice. Drooling here.

  2. Arbi roast reminds me of my moms arbi fry. She doesn't do it in tawa but your final dish reminded me of her version. Fry looks so good and makes a wonderful side dish & a meal with some rice, sambar and papad.

  3. Those Taro root slices are simply sinful Sujatha..I love this so much!

  4. It has been ages since I tried arbi in my kitchen. Thanks for reminding I shall get these on my next shopping trip.

  5. a seriously tempting dish... love it. Can' wait to get some arbi to try out this dish.

  6. this looks so inviting - must be so flavorful

  7. I love the idea of roasting the seppankizhangu on a flat tawa. I will try this method next time.

  8. Arbi is one of my favorite vegetable but I never get the here. Looks so tempting fry.

  9. So tempting arbi recipe. I eat this like a snack. It taste great.

  10. ahh that looks sinful sujatha!!! your pics are so tempting and i m craving for some yumm arbi raost now!!!

  11. Once I mde arbi roast, since then It has become my family favorite. Yours is looking so yum. A little drizzle of lemon juice and ...just irresistible.

  12. MMmm this reminds me of my childhood when we gorged on these pieces. Thanks for linking it to Cooking on Tawa.