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taro kachalu arbi tuk recipe
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Air fryer Arbi

Air fryer Arbi is a side dish you will enjoy as much as your fish cutlets. Bonus it is vegan and gluten free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: arbi kachalu, arbi took, fried colacassia, fried taro, kachaloo recipe, kachalu ja tuk, kachalu vegetable, sindhi arbi recipe, taro, tuuk, vegan fish fry
Servings: 4


  • kadai/frying pan (traditional method)
  • air fryer for low oil version



  • 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.

Low oil air fryer version

  • Press the boiled arbi or taro pieces on the palm to flatten it.
  • Place the arbi pieces in air fryer basket.Brush oil on the arbi pieces in air fryer basket. 
  • Air fry the tuk for 20 mins at 190 deg C & brushing oil in between.
  • Mix all the dry spices,toss the arbi in the spices.
  • .Optionally you may air fry this further for 2 minutes at 190C
  • Serve as a side dish with sindhi kadhi and rice

Traditional style(Frying/saute)

  • Heat oil in a pan.Shallow fry/Saute on medium flame till almost done.
  • Remove taro from pan.Mix all the dry spices,toss the arbi in the spices.


Traditionally, the arbi/kachalu is deep fried after its peeled and boiled.The above steps are for cooking with low oil option.