June 19, 2013

Chama Dumpa Fry ~ Seppankizhangu Varuval ~ Taro Root Fry

Taro root / Colocasia is known as Chama Dumpa in Telugu, Arbi in Hindi, Seppankizhangu or Cheppankizhangu in Tamil and Chembu in Malayalam.  In Indian, taro root is a common vegetable served in many ways, such as deep fried in oil, or cooked in a tamarind gravy with lots of Indian spices. I have already posted a arbi fry recipe with coconut and today's recipe is another deep fried version. This tastes particularly good with cooked rice with a dollop of ghee. You can also serve with sambar rice, curd rice or any South Indian pulusu. If you are looking for more recipes, then do check this Recipe Index.

Chamadumpa Fry / Cheppankizhangu Fry / Arbi Fry Recipe:
Preparation & Cooking Time : 25 mins     
Serves: 4 persons 


Taro Root / Arbi : 12 - 15
Besan / Chickpea Flour: 1 tbsp
Rice Flour: 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp or as required
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


1. Wash and pressure cook the taro for 2 whistles and let them cool completely. 
2. Peel and chop the cooked taro root into slightly thick slices. 
3. Add the salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder to the slices. Mix well and set aside. 
4. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying and drop the flour coated slices into hot oil. 
5. Deep fry them until golden brown color and crisp. 
6. Take them out of the oil and serve with rice or sambar rice.


  1. this one is one of my favourite's. looks so spicy and delish.

  2. I have to indulge myself with that bowl of Arbi fry. They look delicious

  3. Omg, wish i get that bowl, droolworthy arbi fry.

  4. super yummy...oh how yummy that would be with some curd rice...

  5. My favorite one. Pairs up well with mor kuzhambu

  6. looks like we have been cooking something similar these days..i have this again in my drafts..love this anytime

  7. looks so delicious and tempting.

  8. OMG, that chamadumpa kura looks super tempting.. I can imagine how good it tastes. yum.. yummm!!

  9. errr I actually hate chembu, but your recipe looks delicious ! gorgeous pictures !


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