Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Grilled Arvi

Arvi is something I have cooked very rarely, as hubby doesn’t like it. The other day I grilled it to go with a simple meal of dal and chawal. Was quite good, can be used even as a starter. I also made a small batch of potatoes in the same manner for non-arvi eaters, you can see it in the photograph.


500 grams arvi,
Salt to taste,
Red chilli powder to taste,
2 tsps powdered coriander,
1 tsp turmeric powder,
2 tsp cumin powder,
1.5 tbsp oil,
½ tsp ajwain,
1 tsp garam masala,
1 tsp amchoor,


Steam the arvi till almost done. Peel and slice it into longitudinal slices.

Heat one tbsp oil and add the ajwain. Once it splutters add all the powdered spices and the salt. Turn off the heat and mix in the sliced arvi.

Preheat the oven to 250OC for 10 minutes. Arrange the arvi on a greated baking tray. Drizzle with the remaining oil.

Grill it at for 20 minutes. Toss it up half way through.

Goes well with plain dal-chawal or parathas. Can also be served as a starter.