Grilled Arbi which is initially steamed and then grilled is one of the best ways of eating Arbi! Pair it up with some rotis and it is an awesome meal in itself!
I have discovered the most awesome way of making arbi and this grilled arbi recipe is just that!
I love arbi but used to stay away from it because,
- It is full of carbs.
- It is good when its made with lots of oil 🙁
- I cant just peel it without having to itch my hands for the whole day afterwards
Well I had these issues, but the the last two issues got solved, when sometime back, I discovered that we can grill this vegetable beautifully. Earlier I used to boil it and then grill, but then I read at some blog about steaming and grilling which seemed like an even healthier option.
So now I have a much healthier version of arbi which satisfies health freak as well as the taste buds! What a delicious way to eat Arbi. Honestly, I have loads of memories associated with arbi! Especially the crispy Punjabi style one, which reminds me so much of my dad! I think arbi is a great starter too! If you grill it or make it the Punjabi style, you can actually serve it with some toothpicks as a cocktail starter or appetiser! You have eat it some delicious cocktail or pair it up with a glass or cold beer on a hot summer day 🙂
I have a friend who makes arbi in a tamarind gravy. That tastes amazing too. Like a sambhar, but a lot more thicker. I have friends who add arbi in dahi and that is also an amazing way of eating it. Well, you do realise, I am a big arbi fan 🙂 Anyway, Iya the fellow arbi fan and Goofy since you asked for the recipe of this grilled arbi, this one is for you 🙂
- 1 onion medium sliced
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp Corrainder powder
- 1 tsp tava masala
- 1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste as fiery as you want)
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- to taste salt
- 1 tsp grease oil + oil to the baking tray
- Wash and roughly scrub the arbi (I have kept a scrotch brite seperately in the house for scrubbing potatoes and arbi etc)
- Steam for about 6-8 minutes till a tender. I have this microwave steamer at home which is so handy and convenient to steam stuff, its my all time favorite cookware. You can use any steaming method you like.
- Let it cool and peel of the thick skin using a knife (Surprisingly, it does not itch so much after steaming)
- Chop the bigger ones into 2 pieces and leave the smaller ones as it is.
- Mix all the dry masalas,onions with arbi.
- Grease a tray and put the masala arbi in it.
- Grill at 200C for about 10 minutes or so, stirring once inbetween.
- In a small pan, take 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds and fry till they start spluttering.
- Pour over grilled arbi and mix well.
- Garnish with chopped corainder leaves and serve with hot paranthas or phulkas.
Is the veggie healthy even though it has lots of carbs? I used to stay away from it bcoz I thought it was like potatoes
wow!! its one of my fave veggies 🙂 and the dish looks so yummy! will try out the recipe soon!
yum! Love this vegetable but like you said, I used a lot of oil to make it. I had read about this oven method on some other blog and I had tried it, but it did not come out so good. Looking at the above photos though, I’m tempted to give it another shot!
I do like arbi when it is deep-fried 🙂 Will try out the grilled option sometime. Didn’t know it couod be cooked this way! Great idea, Mon!
This sounds yummy & I love arbi! Though I make it in cooker and masale waali!!!
Lemme try this! I have arbi at home right now! 😀
Looks yum. I love arbi too
sounds yumm.. we normally cook it in the pressure cooker, tadka, add masalas and saute… 🙂 dont deep fry much at home, but shall try once…
Yumm….but I’ve always done it in a non-stick pan, avoiding lots of oil. But it takes time to roast well. Grilling seems an interesting option – let me give it a try. 🙂
You always make even ordinary food so delicious and yummy, that I run to the veggies, to buy some and cook. 🙂
We both don’t eat arbi, but I can def. drool @ the pics 😉
well it is like potatoes and potatoes too when eaten in the right way are not really unhealthy
let me know if u like it reema
oh go ahead and try it again everyone here loves it
thanks pal 😉
yeah I make the masale walli too but u know while in cooker i just dont get it very right, sometimes a little over boiled sometimes undercooked 🙁 this way I can control the cooking 😉
thank u namesake… hope u enjoy this version too 🙂
yeah I have tried that too but somehow I cant seem to get it right 🙁
oh yes I use non stick pan to but still one doesnt get that taste
and awww uma thats a great compliment thank u dear
awwww u are such a sweetheart swaram
what is arbi known as in english?
Thanks for this one Monika . Made it and it turned out super. It is healthy and very delicious with lotsa lemon juice. ummm