Celebrate the auspicious occasion of Navratri by preparing Arbi Ki Tikki at your home.

Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 cup refined oil
  • 2 teaspoon carom seeds
  • sendha namak as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 8 tablespoon buckwheat (kuttu)
  • 1/2 kilograms arbi (colocasia root)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 handful chopped coriander leaves


  • To begin with, wash arbi under running water. Now, add the arbi in a pressure cooker along with enough water
  • to cover it. Close the cooker with lid and pressure cook it over medium flame to 2-3 whistles. Meanwhile, in a
  • blender jar, add green chillies and blend to a fine paste.
  • Once the arbi is boiled, transfer it in a large bowl. Now, peel their skin and mash them with the help of a potato
  • masher or you can also use a wooden spatula. Now, add the sendha namak, green chillies paste, carom seeds,
  • ginger paste, coriander leaves and buckwheat flour to the bowl containing the mashed arbi and mix it well.
  • Make sure that the ingredients are evenly coated with the spices.
  • Now, take small portion from the arbi mixture and make round balls from it. Press the gently between your
  • palms. Repeat this with the entire mixture. Now, place a deep-bottomed pan over medium flame and heat
  • refined oil in it. When the oil is hot enough, add the raw arbi tikkis in it.
  • Fry these until they are golden-brown in color. Once done, transfer the fried tikkis on a plate lined with
  • absorbent paper. Serve these with a dip of your choice to enjoy!