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.