Low Cal Arbi Roast or Seppankizhangu roast

Just back from an awesome sunday service. God made a statement very clear. If you have a worry. Give it to me. Leave home happy and radiant. Do not take it back with you and come back the same next sunday. A word at right time is always honey to the dead tongue, isnt it ?

 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Today, I am presenting my MIL’s very much tamed Arbi Roast. She has nailed the method of making crunchy crispy gold coins like Arbi roast with less spoons of oil.

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Preparation time : 25 mins                                              |                              Cooking Time : 20 mins

Here is what you will need..

500 gms Arbi or Seppankizhangu

1 tspn of red chilly powder ( Adjust according to your taste buds )

1/2 tspn of haldi

1/2 tspn mustard seeds

1/2 tspn urad dal

4-5 tspns of oil



1. Add unpeeled full arbis, salt and very little water to a Pressure cooker.  Cook them without having the whistle on the cooker until they are 80% done. Cool them. Peel them. Chop them into rings.  ( This is to be done a night before )

2. Coat the chopped arbi with the marinade of red chilly powder, haldi. Spread them on a large plate. Allow them to rest overnight.

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Benefits of preparations overnight 

1. All the moisture is removed.

2. The arbis get well absorbed with the masala.


Heat a heavy bottomed skillet with oil. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal. Add the marinated arbis. Do not use laddle or spatula. Just carefully toss the pan as the fried rice chefs do 😉 The arbis get well coated in oil. Reduce the flame to medium. Keep tossing the arbis at regular intervals. In less than 20 minutes, you get crunchy crispy arbis!! Hard to believe? Here is the pics taken at regular intervals for you to have a look 🙂

At the first toss..

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After 10 mins..

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Keep tossing gently at regular intervals and

Finally… 🙂

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I would like to hear your comments and feedback. Please do share them. When you try this delicious arbi fry, do not forget to send a picture to my FB Page 🙂

Love & Shalom,



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