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My favorite nutritionist suggests eating Arbi / arvi at least once a week, so If you are bored of the usual sabji, you can try this version !! ahem ahem wink wink nudge nudge😉😉😉 ( I know there’s a lot of mayonnaise involved but we will replace the deep frying with roasting and that too with ghee, I promise 😜😜)

So, like the original recipe, let’s not deep fry, we will par boil the arvi, smash it flat and then we will roast these in some ghee on a thick bottomed pan.

Now make a quick sauce by adding mayonnaise, ketchup and cajun seasoning.

Cajun seasoning can be made at home, just mix paprika, salt, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, chili flakes and black pepper powder (onion powder is also added but I didn’t add)

I got this amazing recipe of the sauce and cajun seasoning from Bhavana’s blog by the name Indian veggie delight


Arvi/ colocassia/ taro root: 250gms

Ghee for roasting: 1tbsp

Mayonnaise: 4 tbsp

Milk: 1tbsp (optional: to thin out the sauce slightly)

Ketchup: 2tsp

Cajun seasoning: 1tbsp ( 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp red chili flakes, onion powderI didn’t add and salt to taste)

Corn flour: 1tbsp (for coating arbi before roasting)

Salt: to sprinkle over the boiled arbi

Spring onion/ onion: 1 tbsp Finely chopped (optional: for garnishing)

arbi colocassia taro
I always boil arbi, potatoes or yams with a slice of lemon


Par boil the arbi in a glass of water, make sure it is not fully boiled and soft.

Use the whole arbi if small, or cut into two pieces if long or big.

Peel and gently flatten with the bottom of a bowl. Be careful, it slips a lots because peeled arbi tends to be very slimy. If required, dip the boiled and peeled arvi in dry corn flour and then press and flatten it. Sprinkle some salt.

Coat the smashed arbi in corn flour and roast in 1 tbsp of ghee until golden brown from one side. Flip and roast the other side.

Take a bowl and add 4tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tsp ketchup, 1tbsp cajun seasoning. Mix properly, taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

mayo with cajun seasoning
roasted arbi

Place the roasted arbi in a plate and put a dollop full of the mayo dressing over the arbi. Add some chopped onions and spring onion greens.

cajun arbi barbeque nation style

Savour while still hot, put the sauce over the arbi just before serving or it might become soggy.

Enjoy !!

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Suggested serving: These would be awesome as party appetizers or starters.

Stuff I used to make this delicious Cajun Arbi

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