Vegetarian Fish|Arbi snack
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A unique Arbi/ kachalu or taro root snack that taste like fish.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 2-4
  • 250 gms. Arbi (Kachalu /Taro/Colo cassia root),boiled and mashed.
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp green chilly paste
  • 3 tsp. tamarind (imli) paste or freshly squeezed lemon juice of 1 lemon (or more)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Black peppers to make eyes of fish
  • ½ cup fresh bread slices (crumbled)
  • Rava (Sooji) to coat the "fish"
  • Red chilly powder, Amchoor powder and /or chaat masala to sprinkle
  1. Boil Arbi with enough of water and 1 tsp of salt till 2 whistles of pressure cooker (or if in pan, boil them till cooked)
  2. Peel and mash the arbi and add bread crumbs, salt, ginger garlic paste, green chilly paste and tamarind paste or lemon juice
  3. Mix very well, if the mixture is sticky, apply some water or oil
  4. Take a small portion of this mixture and shape it into FISH LIKE (or you can give any shape you like)
  5. Place black peppers in place of "eye"
  6. Coat with Rava and shallow fry till light golden.Sprinkle some "chaat masala", red chilly powder and amchur (dry mango powder)
  7. Enjoy this Veg. Fish with rings of onion, tomato slices, chutney/sauce.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at