Arbi Masala Recipe

Arbi ,also called Kachaaloo, is a sure fire favorite of kids. Though it is made in a variety of ways, the following recipe is one of the most traditional and famous from the Sindhi cuisine.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 179 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 250 gms Arbi
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsps Dhaniya Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Amchoor Powder


  1. Mix all the seasonings like red chilli powder, turmeric powder, amchoor, dhaniya powder in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. Wash the Arbi very well under running water.
  3. In a pressure cooker add 3 glasses of water and put in the Arbi.

  4. Keep the flame high and close the pressure cooker lid. Let it cook for 2 whistles.

  5. Open the cooker lid after the pressure releases on its own and drain in a colander.

  6. After the Arbi cools down, remove the skin.
  7. If Arbi pieces are big, cut them horizontally in two. Smaller ones are not to be halved.

  8. Sprinkle salt on them and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  9. In a thick bottom pan, heat up oil for deep frying. Lower the flame and add in a few Arbi pieces in one go. Fry only until there is a slight change in color. Similarly, fry all the pieces.

  10. Let them cool down a bit. Slightly press each piece to flatten them all.
  11. Again fry all the Arbi pieces until they get crisp and crunchy.

  12. Take all the fried Arbi pieces in a pan. Sprinkle the prepared masalas all over. Mix well so as masala gets coated evenly on them.

  13. Serve hot with roti or as a side dish with rice and any dal