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.
How to : Heat oil in a kadhai. Add the jeera and the onions. Fry for a while.