Arbi Naveli, Colocossaia in Creamy Tomato Gravy

Arbi Naveli

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Arbi Naveli is an exquisite preparation of deep-fried colocasia slices floated in a tongue-tickling gravy.

The tomato-based gravy is perked up with a special masala paste that features poppy seeds and melon seeds. The masala paste gives not only an exotic flavour but also a creamy consistency to the gravy.

Serve it hot with rotis or rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.

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Arbi Naveli, Colocossaia in Creamy Tomato Gravy recipe - How to make Arbi Naveli, Colocossaia in Creamy Tomato Gravy

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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2 cups boiled and peeled colocassia (arbi) roundels
1 1/2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup fresh tomato pulp
1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
2 tbsp whisked curds (dahi)
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Paste
1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1 tbsp melon seeds (charmagaz)
3/4 cup roughly chopped onions
1/2 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
25 mm (1") piece of ginger (adrak)

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For the paste

    For the paste
  1. Combine the poppy seeds, melon seeds and ½ cup of warm water in a bowl and keep aside for 15 minutes
  2. Combine the soaked poppy seeds mixture along with the water, onions, garlic and ginger in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine, ½ teaspoon chilli powder, besan and little salt in a deep bowl, mix gently , add the colocasia slices and toss gently.
  2. Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the colocasia a few at a time till they turn golden brown and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, pan, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato pulp, garam masala, dried mango powder, remaining 1 tsp of chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes ,while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the curds and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes ,while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the deep-fried colocasia, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Serve hot.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy457 cal
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates33 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat31.7 g
Cholesterol6.9 mg
Sodium29.2 mg

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Arbi Naveli
 on 04 Jan 13 11:54 AM

Deep fired arbi in a khus khus paste.