Today I am sharing a quick and delicious recipe that can be made in just 20 mins if you have boiled arbi or taro root ready. It can served as a side dish or with rice. I can have a small bowl of raita to satisy my hunger pangs. My boys have it sometimes after they are back from school. It is nutritious and cooling too. One of the favorite vegetable at my place. Arbi ka Raita / Taro Root in yogurt sauce is absolutely lip smacking with no fancy ingredients.

What is Arbi?

Arbi also known a taro root in english is a starchy root vegetable cultivated in Asia. It has a nutty taste when cooked or boiled. Variety of dishes are made from Arbi ranging from Stir fries , curries and raita. It is rich in fiber and also known to have many health benefits. It is low in fat and sodium.

Some Known Benefits of Arbi:

  • Aids Digestion
  • It is know to help combat diabetes
  • Helps to reduce cholesterol due to high fiber content
  • Rich in Anti Oxidants


  • Arbi / Taro root: Root Vegetable rich in fiber
  • Yogurt: Rich in nutrients and good for health
  • Coriander Paste: Adds nice flavor and colour
  • Mint Paste: Enhances the flavor of the riata
  • Fresh Red Chilli: Gives some heat to the dish
  • Curry Leaves: Aids Digestion and adds a nice flavor
  • Salt: Important ingredient of the dish
  • Urad dal: Roasted dal adds a nice crunch to the raita
  • Mustard seeds: Added as a seasoning
  • Jeera /Cumin: Added as a seasoning for a nice flavor and crunch
  • Fresh Ginger : Aids digestion
  • Red Chilli Powder: Adds a nice kick to the dish

Recipe for Arbi Ka Raita / Taro Root in Yogurt Sauce:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 20 Mins
  • Cook Time : 25 Mins
  • Total Time : 45 mins
  • Course: Side Dish / Accompaniment
  • Cuisine : South Indian
  • Serves : 2


  • 6 Medium Sized Arbi boiled ,peeled and cubed
  • 300 ML fresh thick Yogurt
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Coriander paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Fresh Ginger Paste
  • 1 Tsp mint paste
  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 2 Fresh Red Chillies halved
  • 3 Tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder


  • Wash the vegetable nicely . Pressure cook upto 2 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow it to cool.
  • Make a fine paste of fresh coriander fresh mint and ginger separately using a mortar and pestle and keep them aside.
  • Take yogurt in a bowl . Add ginger ,mint and coriander paste and whisk well to ensure there are no lumps. keep it aside.
  • Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil .
  • Once the oil is hot add urad dal, mustard and jeera. Once they splutter add the slit chillies and curry leaves.
  • Next add the cubed arbi, Roast on medium flame until they are golden brown . After 10 minutes of roasting add red chilli powder and salt .
  • Mix well and turn off the heat after five minutes.
  • Allow it to cool for about 7-8 minutes.
  • Add this to the yogurt mix and serve as an accompaniment with rice or roti or have it by itself to satisfy your hunger pangs.
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  1. hem lata srivastava

    How beautifully you have made this raita. Most people don’t like arvi in my family but I am sure this raita is going to be favorite of all.

  2. I love arbi and try and use it as much as possible when I’m in India. Adding this recipe to my arbi list as it looks so delicious. Healthy and filling, I’d love to enjoy it on its own.

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