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Bengali Style Arbi Fritters( Taro Root Fritters)

Bengali Style Arbi Fritters( Taro Root Fritters)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 40


Serves 4

  • 2 cup peeled and boiled arbi

  • 1/2 cup peeled and boiled potato

  • 1 teaspoon hing powder

  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste

  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder

  • 2 teaspoon salt or as needed

  • 1 cup vegetable oil or as needed

  • 2 cups besan/ gram flour

  • 2 teaspoon kasoori methi( dried methi leaves)

  • 1 dry red chili

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder


  • 01

    Drain all water from boiled arbi and potatoes. In a mixing bowl mashed potato and arbi nicely so that no lumps remained.

  • 02

    Heat 4 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan . Add dry red chili,cumin seeds,hing powder and fennel powder. Stir for 1 minute then add mashed arbi and potatoes. Keep stirring for 5 minutes then add ginger paste,red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Keep stirring until the mixture transform like a dough and come together about 10 minutes.

  • 03

    Switch off the flame , add kasoori methi and give a stir. Transfer it to a flat plate to cool quickly.

  • 04

    In a bowl add besan and with water make batter not very runny or not very thick. Add a pinch of salt and red chili powder.

  • 05

    After the mixture cool down make small balls out of it. Now transform those balls to small disc by pressing in hand.

  • 06

    Heat sufficient oil in frying pan. Dip arbi mixture disc in besan batter,coat very nicely then drop in hot oil. Fry them light brown in medium flame.

  • 07

    Drain them in paper towels to soak excess oil. Arbi fritters is ready . A scrumptious snack which goes very nice with coffee or tea or as a starter.



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