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Kachalu ja Tuk-Fried Taro

Taro is also eaten during fasting and makes a great chaat/appetizer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: arbi took, fried colacassia, fried taro, kachalu ja tuk, taro, tuuk, vegan fish fry
Servings: 4


  • 250 gms Arbi/Kachalu/Taro root
  • Oil for shallow frying/saute
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chilly powder
  • ¼ tsp amchur or dried mango powder/Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and pressure cook Arbi / Kachalu for one whistle.
  • You may also steam it into steamer till it is almost cooked
  • Let it cool.Then peel it completely.
  • Gently flatten them with palm.Be careful as it tends to break.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Shallow fry/Saute on medium flame till almost done.
  • Remove taro from pan.
  • Mix all the dry spices.Sprinkle them over taro.
  • Serve as a side dish with lentils,rice or flatbread.