Monday, 17 November 2008

Creamy Arbi

Once upon a time I was completely unaware that the vegetable Arbi existed. And later, found out that it not only existed but also is hubby's favourite. God knows what I went through after I held the boiled, slimy thing in my hands the first time.

Today it is a different story. I can make at least 4 kinds of Arbi preparations. And am told they are very good.
As for me ... there are a lot of things that I make and yet never even taste ... and Arbi is one of them.

Once, when I had some fresh whey at hand, I had added it to this dish for the gravy ... instead of water as usual. The dish got such a creamy flavour that I have stuck to this recipe whenever I am making Arbi with gravy.

If there is no whey at home, a little milk can be added to the gravy too ... but then that distinct flavour won't be there.

Need : Arbi ( boiled, peeled and cut into pieces), whey, sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, jeera, haldi powder, red chilli powder, a pinch of garam masala, a little cooking oil and salt to taste.
How to : Heat oil in a kadhai. Add the jeera and the onions. Fry for a while.
Add the tomatoes and fry some more.
Now add the cut Arbi pieces. Add haldi, red chilli and salt.
Add the whey, cover and bring to a boil.
Sprinkle garam masala powder and simmer for some more time.
Serve hot with rotis / parathas.


7 comments:

  1. this does look creamy and delicious.

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  2. Oh my..that is making me hungry.

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  3. hey this one looks great...waiting for the new recipe!

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  4. Looks great Sharmila. egulo ke Gathi Kochu bolay bangla te... My mashi makes it similar to this. delicious.

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  5. Mandira, Bharti, Rakhee ... thanks! :-)

    Soma .. pore janlam egulo kei kochu bole .. kintu Gathi kochu first time shunchi. Thanks for the info. :-)

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  6. Sharmila,
    Kochur torkari ta darun lagche!
    creamy and delicious...
    Hugs and smiles

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