Seppankizhangu Roast – Arbi Roast

June 21, 2015 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  8 comments

Seppankizhangu or Arbi or Taro Root, however u call it is a favourite in our family. I have already posted a Seppankizhangu Fry earlier. This Seppankizhangu Roast is a variation to that with some changes in the ingredients. It pairs well with rice, sambar, rasam or mor kuzhambu. Very simple to make, yet a yummy side dish.

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-10 mins : Marinating Time: 20 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins ]


  • Seppankizhangu – 1/2 kg
  • Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Rice Flour – 2 tbsp





  • Heat a pan with water enough to boil seppankizhangu. Cook covered for 15 to 20 mins or until soft yet firm. Peel the skin and cut into slices. To this add all the spice powders – salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and rice flour.

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  • Mix well so that all the pieces are coated well with the spice powders. Keep this covered for 20 mins to marinate. Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves. Add finely chopped garlic and saute until raw smell goes off.

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  • Now add the marinated seppankizhangu and saute in medium flame for 10-12 mins. Stir in between so that it gets roasted evenly. Roast until golden brown. Switch off the flame.

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Seppankizhangu Roast / Arbi Roast  is ready.

Serve hot!! I served with rice and drumstick sambar.





  1. Instead of chilli powder and coriander powder, u can use sambar powder.
  2. U can add sliced onions along with finely chopped garlic too or skip both for a No-Onion No-Garlic version.
  3. Instead of boiling seppankizhangu, u can pressure cook it for 1 or 2 whistles. I always prefer to boil and cook, so that it does not turn mushy.

8 comments to Seppankizhangu Roast – Arbi Roast

  • Praba Bubesh  says:

    wow..golden brown arbi roast is soo inviting…drooling…

  • padma  says:

    This is one of my most favourites….Delicious!!

  • ashis biswas  says:

    Prepared it, Very tasty. Thanks.

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    ‘Roasted Arbi’ looks so delicious and intriguing, Sundari!

  • Jeena  says:

    Arbi dishes are usually limited according to me, but this looks so yummm, sure to try…

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    rasam sadam and this roast is more than enough for me…yumm

  • Suja  says:

    Looks very tempting and all I need is some plain rice and rasam with it !

  • JollyHomemadeRecipes  says:

    It looks so inviting and yummy !!

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