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Monday, December 22, 2014

Chembu Mezhukuparetti | Taro Root(Arbi) Stir Fry

Chembu mezhukuparetti (Taro root stir fry) is a dry side dish that can be served with steamed rice.This is a very simple recipe that can be made in a jiffy and tastes delicious.I have already posted the recipe of chembu astram(arbi curry) that pairs with kanji(rice gruel).These are the two dishes with taro root which I love the most.Give this a try if you use taro root and hope you like it !!

chembu/arbi /taro root 4
shallots sliced 4-5
garlic cloves 3 sliced
garam masala 1/4 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1/2 tsp +1/2 tsp
curry leaves few
oil 3-4tbsp

  • Peel and chop the chembu in thick circles and then cut semi circles.Wash the chembu using a colander or wooden spoon(chembu has a tendency to itch once in contact with skin)

  • Place water in a pan and add the slices,add turmeric powder,chilly powder(1/2 tsp).Cook until just tender(about 6 mins once water is boiled) and add salt.Drain water and then keep aside.
  • Heat oil in  a pan and add shallots and garlic cloves.Add in the curry leaves,saute and then add remaining chilly powder and garam masala.
  • Add the cooked chembu(arbi),give a quick stir on medium high flame.Keep stirring occasionally until all pieces are browned well.Sprinkle a gash of salt and switch off flame.
  • Serve warm with rice !!!

Serves ~ 3 as side dish

* Don't wait to cook till the taro root becomes mushy,it should be just tender.Else it may not hold shape and will use more oil to dry up.
* Coconut oil tastes best but you can use any other oil too.
* You can increase chilly powder as per tolerance.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

i just love taro root, any style, this looks yum , next time making it for sure

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this !! Pic looks so tempting!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Ur pics are so tempting and making me feel nostalgic....It really looks delicious ......

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow adipoli, will try this

sujitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and comfort recipe Julie

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of my favorites, I can have it all by myself, looks delicious.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

that is one flavorful upperi... looks delicious...

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Super crispy and spicy roast...looks so tempting! Yes.,coconut oil adds nice flavor n taste to such roast, fry n scrambled eggs :)

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow looks tempting

my fav mezhukkupuratti....with moru curry...oh...drooling..But never used garam masala.will try ur version...

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so drooling here

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

belated happy birthday to your mom Julie, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and very healthy stir fry.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the style u made this taro root..Crispy and delicious

Sahasra Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and tasty.

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the golden colour of it, looks so tempting...I am so in the mood to eat everything and anything now..looks so yummy !

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious stir fry

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh wow, I never thought of using Chembu as mezhukkupuratti. I always make it as curry or add to Sambar or Avial. This is a great idea Julie!!