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Arbi Chips {Crispy} ( Navaratri Fasting Special)

Arbi can be consumed during the Navratri vrat or fasting. he thickness of the slices makes the difference in the texture. If you have made the really thin slices, then it may break while adding into the oil. Or it may get burnt really quickly in the oil.


  • ▢6-7 Arbi (taro root or colocasia)
  • ▢Peanut oil for deep frying
  • ▢Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
  • ▢Black pepper powder to taste
  • ▢½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ▢½ teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • ▢¼ teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)


Boiling & Slicing Arbi:

  • Boil the arbi first. Choose any one method. The time given is approx., it may vary depending on the size of the taro root.- Pressure cooker: 1 whistle.- Microwave: 4-5 minutes on high power.- Boiling water in a saucepan: 10-15 minutes
  • Once cool to touch, peel and discard the skin. Make thin slices (not too thin, not too thick).
collage of 6 steps showing boiled arbi, sliced, adding into hot oil, crisp, removed to a plate, sprinkle spices

Deep Frying To Make Chips:

  • Heat the oil in a pan or kadai on medium heat for deep frying. Once hot carefully slide some slices.
  • Fry until golden brown and crispy from both sides. You need to flip them for even browning.
  • Using a slotted spoon, drain the excess oil and remove fried arbi chips to a paper towel lined plate. And add the next batch into the hot oil.
  • While the second batch is frying, sprinkle the salt and spices generously on the fried chips. Do this sprinkling step while chips are still warm, so spices stick to it.

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