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Vrat wali arbi served in a small Indian wok

Vrat wali arbi

Vrat wali arbi is a very easy and delicious vegan taro recipe from India. This gluten-free dish is specially prepared during Indian festivals like Navratri.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 170kcal


  • 3 cups Taro, boiled, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder optional
  • Himalayan rock salt as per taste If not preparing for fasting purpose, you can use any type of salt.
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1-2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil/ ghee


  • Wash and boil taro just like potato. They should be cooked but firm so don't overcook them. Peel and chop into bite-size pieces.
  • In a wok heat some oil and add cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds till they become fragrant.
  • Add all the spices, salt, and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds till spices become fragrant. Do only for a few seconds otherwise the spices will get burned.
  • Next, add in the taro pieces and mix well. Add coriander leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes, while stirring in between. Switch off the gas.
  • Add lime juice, mix and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with any Indian bread of your choice.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg