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Arbi Besan Papariya

Arbi Besan Papariya

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 30


Serves 6

  • Besan or Chana dal flour 4 cups

  • Maida 1 cups

  • Arbi roots or colocassia roots 250 gms

  • Ajwain 2 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1 tsp

  • Red chilli powder 1-2 tsp

  • Salt 1-2 tsp

  • Oil for kneading dough and deep fry 1/2 litre

  • Asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp

  • Crushed jeera 1-2 tsp


  • 01

    Wash colocassia roots in running water until all dirt is removed

  • 02

    Take all washe arbi roots in pressure cooker. Add some water and pressure cook until soft ir for 3-4 whistles

  • 03

    Let them cool completely, remove peels and mash up properly to remove any lumps

  • 04

    Now in a mixing bowl take chana dal flour, maida, mashed arbi roots , turmeric powder, red chilli powder , ajwain , crushed jeera, asafoetida powder and 2-4 tablespoons of oil and salt according to taste

  • 05

    Mix well everything and knead a dough minimum water

  • 06

    Keep it covered aside for half an hour and later knead it again to soften

  • 07

    Now prepare small balls of dough and roll out very thin puris or papariya little bigger than normal puris

  • 08

    Keep them under fan for 15-20 minutes

  • 09

    By the time heat sufficient oil in a heavy bottom pan

  • 10

    Now deep fry all the little dried up papariyas one by one

  • 11

    Deep fry on low heat until golden brown in colour. Keep turning in between

  • 12

    Likewise deep fry all papariya . Let them cool completely and then store in air tight container

  • 13

    Enjoy festivities endlessly with family and friends

  • 14

    This one is traditional north indian snack , which is a must for Diwali snacking . Its very crisp in texture , very tempting and flavourful . Boiled Arbi roots or colocassia roots are used for kneading dough , they help in spreading dough while making papariya and later make them very light and crisp . Goes well with tea coffee or as it is . Stays well for a month but I bet , they gonna vanish quickly. Do try for sure this easy peasy Tempting snack



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