Spicy Arbi

Published under: Curries and Gravies


250 gms Arbi (washed and pressure cooked till 3 to 4 whistles)
Coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder ( if you require the sabji to be spicy)

For the Tadka
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustard leaves
4 – 5 branches of curry leaves
4 pods of garlic – crushed
Oil 3 Tbsp

For the paste:

4-5 Red chillies
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp coriander seeds
6 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of oil
Coarse grind the above by adding very little water.


1. Take out the arbi and peel and cut them into slices
2. Add the paste made to it ,  mix well and keep aside for 15 mins
3. Take a Kadhai and add the Oil
4. When the oil heats up, add the tadka ingredients and let it splutter
5. Add the Arbi marinated with the paste.
6. Add salt, turmeric powder and chili powder as per your taste.
7. Saute it well and keep the kadhai closed with a lid for 5 mins
8. Open the kadhai, Saute the arbi for a min and then garnish with coriander leaves

Spicy Arbi is ready to be eaten with hot chapathis:)
You can also have this sabji with hot rice and rasam.


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kay January 3, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Can you please specify whether its Dried Red Chillies, or Fresh????

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Kavita Rohit April 29, 2013 - 6:57 am

It is Dried red chillies!!

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Des. February 27, 2011 - 4:38 am

love it, love, love.it!!!. I am spreading the word.

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Sameer May 19, 2010 - 2:06 pm

I have bookmarked this recipe and am cooking it for the 4th time today. It is so spicy; accompany with a yogurt dish to calm things down.

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Madhavi April 5, 2010 - 10:30 pm

very nice recipe

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heena October 3, 2009 - 9:21 pm


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San May 28, 2008 - 3:36 am

Definitely this is gonna be delicious dish.


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