Dec 14, 2011

Seppankilangu Roast Masala / Colocasia Masala (Arbi / Tara Root)

Tara Root is one of my favorite vegetable but I don’t know why I haven’t  posted any recipe here. These tara root has a awesome taste packed it and it is gets its best taste when it is fried in oil and tossed with some spices..

Amma adds this to pulikulambu too and it taste awesome along with some rice..I will post that recipe soon. I made this couple of weeks before along with murungai keerai thoran and brinjal pulikulambu. And it was the best meal I have ever tasted. 

So here you go to the recipe..


Seppankilangu / Colocasia / Arbi / Tara Root – 10 nos
Onion – 1 large sliced thinly
Tomato – 2 chopped finely
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku- 1tsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tblspn+ Deep frying
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Coriander Leaves  / Cilantro – for garnishing


Wash colocasia well so that there is no dirt still there. Take it in a sauce pan and cover it with water. Bring this to boil and simmer it for 15-20 mins untill cooked through. If you insert a knife in it, it should go in easily without any restrictions.Don’t over cook or it will turn mushy.  Drain it and allow to cool. Then cut into rounds and set aside.

Heat oil for deep frying and add the cut up pieces and fry till light golden. Remove and drain in  a kitchen paper.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard and fennel seeds. Add onions and curry leaves in it. Season with some salt and mix well.Cook untill it is light golden.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cook for 5 mins till it gets mushy.

Add chilli, coriander, turmeric and garam masala powders  in and mix well.

Add the fried colocasia and mix well. Garnish with cilantro and mix well.

Serve hot with rice.

Take all your ingredients
This is your Arbi / Colocasia / Tara Root / Seppankilangu
Cook it
drain it
peel it
slice it
no heat oil
and add this in
fry till golden
drain and set aside
heat oil in a kadai
add mustard and fennel
add onions
curry leaves
add some salt and mix well
cook for few minutes
till it turns golden
add in tomatoes
and mix well
cook untill it turns mushy
add turmeric
chilli and coriander
and some garam masala powder
and mix well
add the fried colocasia
and mix well
garnish with cilantro
have it with some rice


Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super perfect.. Yummy :)
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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I do buy these roots often. Will make this with the next batch. Thanks looks very yummy.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

i dont what to is really superb.........

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so tasty!

Plateful said... Best Blogger Tips

I love root veggies and colocasia is one of my absolute favorites too. We usually do a simple stir fry with chili flakes, shallots, mustard and curry leaves. Now I need to try this yummy version!

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Taro root is it not? colocassia?

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum!

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

MMmmmm. Looks Delicious!

Sandhya Hariharan said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi , must tell you.. this is delicious... I make Sepankayangu in a very traditional way or just bake them for roasting instead...
Making a masala with this is very new...

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect spicy veggie side dish, yummy and very tempting.

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

It is really tempting Aarthi. Perfectly made. I would like have it with steamed rice.

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this roast recipe so much..absolutely yum..bookmarked.

Jasna's kitchen creations said... Best Blogger Tips

That is an awesome looking dish, Aarthi!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

yummmmmmmmmm ! nice recipe

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

spicy and tasty roast...very nice recipe..thanks for sharing!!

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Gayu said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Taro root and this version is simply yummy..I love the pan in which you have made the curry...Where sis u get it from??

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Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Best Blogger Tips

fabulous recipe....looks spicy and absolutely yummy.

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and looks soooo tempting....

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

def love tis.. very very yumm

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

def love tis.. very very yumm

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Colocasia masala looks yummy.
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♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

I just feel like scooping some from the pot itself. The color is just too tempting! :)

Prathibha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very delicious n loved ur pot..its very nice

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Shri, yes it is..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Gayu, i got it from a super market here..

zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm.... looks very very delicious. Perfect with rice.

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect with curd and rice..Yummy.

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite too and yours look very tasty. Yum.

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so tasty n drooling side dish for rice loved it...

oc said... Best Blogger Tips

you have very different recipes here ....good work