How to make Masala Arbi sabzi?

Masala arbi sabzi is an Indian dish made with arbi tossed in a masala made of vegetables and unique combination of Indian spices. It is a delicious dish thoroughly enjoyable both in spicy gravy form as well as the more common dry form.

This flavorful recipe is also gluten-free, so those who have gluten sensitivity can enjoy this dish as well. This versatile vegetable is almost similar in taste to a potato but with a nuttier flavor and different texture when cooked.

This vegetable also have many nutritional benefits such as rich in vitamins A & C, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, and also magnesium.

It is a very easy recipe to make. So, let’s go through this recipe step by step!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Total time: 35-40 minutes

Serving: 2


  • Arbi: 1 cup
  • Onion, chopped: 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Jeera seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Green chili: 1
  • Tomato: 1
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander powder and garam masala: 1 tsp each
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Red chili: 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi: 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Curd: 2 tbsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing:

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, chop arbi, onion, tomato and coriander leaves.
  • Secondly, heat oil in a pan to shallow fry the arbi and after they turn golden brown, remove them from the pan and keep them on the tissue paper to remove excess water.
  • Next, in the remaining oil in the pan, add ginger-garlic paste, jeera seeds, and let it roast for 1-2 minutes. Now, add onion and in the pan and cook it till golden-brown.
  • Furthermore, add chopped tomato and green chili in the pan. Also, add all the spices such as salt, red chili, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder and 1/2 of water in the pan to cook the masala and mix again.
  • After the water is evaporated and masala is thick, add curd, kasuri methi and 1/2 cup in the pan and mix again and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Lastly, add the arbi pieces in the masala and mix again and cook for 8-10 with covered lid on low to medium flame.
  • Finally, garnish this masala arbi sabzi with chopped coriander leaves.

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