On my last visit to the vegetable market I came across Arbi (Colocasia roots ). I realised that we hardly make this vegetable nowadays. I remember it was regularly made at home during my childhood days. It is very high on dietary fibre and Vitamin C. This recipe of Arbi is one of my favourite preparations. A little spicy and just perfect for the rainy days we are enjoying in Bangalore. Both my husband and my father loved this and I am expecting them to ask for a repeat soon.
Despite the fact that both my and my husband’s office have huge cafeterias, with various caterers providing a variety of meals, both of us still prefer to carry home cooked food. The regular lunch bag has a box of salad, a box of vegetable , chapatis in a foil and buttermilk – A complete meal. I prefer the vegetable to be dry to avoid spilling of gravy and also easy to eat if it is a working lunch.
How to buy Arbi: While buying arbi ensure that you buy medium size and similar shape Arbi otherwise while cooking in the pressure cooker some may cook early while others may remain uncooked. Also, the fresh Arbi is firm, hairy and has no wrinkles.