Nov 23, 2008

Seppankizhangu ( Arbi ) Roast

This is one of my grandma's signature dish..She used to
make this every other Friday to accompany Sambhar rice.
The traditional method goes by deep fry the arbi .For a healthier
version I baked it in the oven.
Fresh Arbi makes our hands irritating and itching.So use
the arbi after 1 week.
Senaikizhangu ( Arbi ) - 1/2 kg
Onion - chopped - 1
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Cinnamon - 1 " stick
Aniseed - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tblsp
  • Cook the arbi with enough water in a cooker for 1 whistle. It should be 3/4 th cooked.
  • When it cools down peel off the skin and cut into finger size pieces.
  • It tends to stick . So spread without touching in a big plate for 2o min.
  • Mix 1 tsp of oil in the arbi pieces and spread in the baking tray.
  • Bake it for 30 min or until golden brown stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile make a coarse paste with onions , chillies , aniseed , cinnamon turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix this evenly to arbi and let it marinate for 15 min.
  • Heat oil in a deep kadai . Shallow fry the arbi pieces until crispy.
  • Serve with rice.

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Laavanya said...

Kamala.. that looks awesome and it's baked too :) I've not seen senaikizhangu here.. what is the name used here. I've only used the frozen ones but not sure if they'll work for this fry. ALso, thanks for your clarification for idiyaapam... will try with storebought rice flour next time.

Curry Leaf said...

looks yum.I love it too

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow, Arbi pieces are looking delicious and the color is divine this should also make a great snack rite?

meeso said...

Sounds good with the aniseed, wish I had some Arbi!

Cham said...

I love senaikizhamgu , never baked sounds excellent!

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy roast kamala ...

Happy cook said...

Wow super delicious. If i could reach hem i would eat the whole plate. Looks so iviting that plate or roast.

ranji said...

Arbi roast looks the color..looks so crispy...good one :)

Divya.M said...

roast is yummy i love sennaikizhangu.......mouth watering .....

Medhaa said...

this looks lovely, even mom used to make this often but the fried version. makes me want to have them now

Srivalli said...

Well I have some hand full varieties and yet I am sure I am going to try this too...looks great kamala..

Roopa said...

hmm, never made these but I like Arbi a looot :) My mom someitimes makes pickle with it.