Kachalu(Arbi)And An Award For Authentic Recipe

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Kachalu or arbi (Colocasia root) is very popular amongst Sindhis.It is basically root of Patra leaves (the same leaves which are used to make Aluwadis)It is relished in variety of ways, like boiled kachalu, fried kachalu, stuffed kachalu and also kachalu chaat.Watch out this space for all these recipes, that I am gonna share here, soon !

As for now, here is a simple way to make these arbis.Its not a healthy choice if one wish to cut off oil consumption, but forย those who dig for some fried, crispy stuff to spice up plain dal roti, or enjoy fried rice with something equally great, then here we go…..

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Kachalu(Arbi)And An Award For Authentic Recipe
Serves: 2-3
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Arbi took, or deep fried Arbi/ kachalu , easy to make and crispy delicious side dish that goes well with Dal rice
  • Kachalu (250 gms)
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder ½ tsp (or less)
  • Garam masala powder (totally optional) ¼ tsp
  • Chaat masala powder (again optional) ¼ tsp
  1. Wash and boil kachalu with two spoons of salt till half done.If using pressure cooker just boil it till one whistle
  2. Let it cool and peel it properly
  3. Sprinkle some more salt and half fry it in a frying pan on medium flame till almost done (you can prick with knife and check, if knife digs in swiftly then its done)
  4. Remove kachalu from pan and gently pat each, with palm to flatten it (be careful as the kachalu tends to break)
  5. Deep fry again till crisp and brown
  6. Empty the pan (remove all the oil), sprinkle some more salt (you can first taste it a bit to check how much salt you need to add ), add dry masalas and serve immediately
  7. You can boil and fry kachalu for once till done and then keep it aside.Then just before serving deep fry it again to enjoy them crisp
  8. Goes well with Dal chawal, saibhaji,Tidali daal, bhugha chaanwara etc

And now let me share my happiness with all you dear visitors ๐Ÿ™‚

In month of May I had participated in Pooja’s VOW JFI BELL PEPPERS event and that was my first ever entry for any food event.Not in my wildest dreams had I imagined that the Dhaas shimla mirch recipe would be appreciated so much and would actually win me an award .

Most aithentic bell pepper recipe award

Thanks pooja for holding such an event and thanks to all those visitors who voted for me…I can never thank you all enough !

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5 thoughts on “Kachalu(Arbi)And An Award For Authentic Recipe

  1. Ashok devnani says:

    Sindhi food is very testy and many recepie like kadi,weg koki,chila,sayel fulka etc are healthy, unfortunately we have no state even no tv channel hence our food is not well known to many people

  2. I was searching for aloo kacualo recipe and found this interesting recipe. It looks good will try tomorrow as arbi is not at my home today.
    Thanks for sharing such a good recipe.

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  4. alka, i knew ur dhaas shimla recipe would win the price hands down ๐Ÿ™‚ i love it so much that i am making it today. infact while i am typing this comment hubby dear is crying as he is grating the onions for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ today i am gonna bake them instead of stove top method:) enjoy ur award as u truely deserve it.
    and that arbi looks delicous…

  5. Yummmy, ok i will have some chicken for you and you can have the kachalu took, I just love these and would eat it up all plain and love it with the yellow dal chawara . We do not get good kachalo’s here and they do not crisp up and this is the only way we like it, no bajji please..hehehe My husband shares the same emotions so we land up eating the soft tooks once in a way.

    Congrats again on the award, my hubby saw these now and asks me how come I dont make this for him, so told him will make when he has my mom for company cause I cannot eat the capsicum which is not cut to small and really small pieces…he tells me the way I dont eat so many vegetables he does not know how I have a food blog…duh

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