Sepankilangu Fry/Taro root Fry/Sembu Varuval

Fried vegetables along with sambhar,rasam and rice is a favorite lunch for both me and my Hubby.But I rarely make deep fried veggie fries either with cauliflower,okra or taro(arbi) for lunch.
Sepankilangu aka arbi is one such vegetable perfect for fry which can be deep fried or shallow fried.
Today instead of deep fry I shallow fried and it tastes delicious,now off to the recipe...........................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time      ~ 15 minutes
Serves                  ~ 3(generously)


Taro/Sepankilangu/Arbi6-7(medium size)
Red chilly powder/milagai podi2tsp
Gram Flour/kadalai maavu1tbs
Rice flour/arisi maavu1tbs
Corn flour1tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi 1/4tsp
Salt 1tsp
Oil 2-3tbs



Pressure cook the taro for a whistle with enough water and peel the skin.Slice it roundels or length wise according to the size of the veggie.

In a mixing bowl or plate take the sliced veggie and add all the ingredients with a tsp of oil.Mix it well till everything blends well.If needed sprinkle a tsp of water.

Heat a shallow pan with oil and arrange 7-8 pieces and cook it in a medium flame.Once it turns golden flip it to the other side and cook it till crispy.Remove it and drain it on a paper towel.Continue it for the rest of the pieces.

Serve it hot with rice and sambar or as a snack.


  • The taro should not be cooked mushy otherwise the slicing is difficult if it is over cooked then keep in the freezer for 10 minutes and slice it.


Looks very inviting and perfectly roasted.

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Simply inviting and lovely looking veruval. Lovely preparation dear.

my fav fry :) looks so inviting and delicious !! and awesome presentation done !!

I love it so much... yummy roast

Looks very delicious and tempting.

this is my mom fav root, will make this for her when she comes here...

Wow..tempting roast..never had taro root but I am sure it will be a tasty one so tempting and yummy roast Nalini...will try it sometime soon! lovely clicks n presentation as always :)

What you exactly need is something that is dishwasher safe and one that involves less mess when you pour out the used oil. home deep fryer

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