Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Taro Cutlets


Arbi (Hindi), Chama dumpa in(Telugu)
This is a very simple recipe to make and I enjoy having these crispy cutlets with rasam and rice. It goes really well with tangy rasam and plain rice.


Ingredients

Boiled Taro roots
Bread crumbs
Salt
Chilli powder
Oil

Preparation

Combine the bread crumbs with salt and chilli powder. I used Italian style bread crumbs which we get in stores. This has got all the seasonings. If that is not available you can add garam masala to plain bread crumbs. I pressure cooked the taro roots, you can also boil them in a vessel to make sure they don't get over cooked. Pressure cook them for two whistles. Coat the taro roots in the bread crumbs completely and then press them down flat into patty shapes so that they dont stick to your hands. Add oil to a flat frying pan or tava and place them gently in medium heat. Let them get crisp for 30 minutes on both sides. Add more oil to each side if required.
My mom used to make these for me. Taro roots cause a little itching in the throat, so if combined with tamarind rasam, this itching can be avoided. These crispy and crunchy cutlets are my childhood favorite.

28 comments:

Roopa said...

taro root cutlets never tried before! looks very nice and crisps hm... may be i should try

Raji said...

wow
thats cool
i vl try it and let u know

Anh said...

Sharmi, I made these sometimes too. I added other non-veg stuff in it for my friends though. But even with taro alone, the cutlets are yummy!

Asha said...

Taro cutlets looks delicious Sharmi.I have never used Taro before,got to try.Thanks.

Seema said...

Sharmi,
Taro cutlets ..never heard of them but I sure like the yummy buttery taste of taro root. The cutlets look so gorgeous and is so very simple to make. Thanks for sharing. Did you use fresh taro. Where did you find one?

Pravs said...

My recent post is on taro too :D .... but it is a mor curry.
Another recipe to try with taro.

sra said...

Sharmi, bread crumbs and chamadumpalu! That raises them to another level - when I go home for holidays, I get them fried the usual way by the dozen and bring them back with me! Fried plain,then salted and chilli-powdered!

Richa said...

hi sharmi, that is such a simple and yummy dish! love all kinds of cutlets ;-) I always ordered the cutlets during train journeys back home :) do u pressure cook arbi?
thanks

padmalata said...

Nice, simple and easy recipe to make....tastes really good, coz I tried at "The Sharmi's" Thanks ya!

Sharmi said...

dear Roopa, try out, they taste great. thanks dear.

thanks Raji, do let me know.

Thanks Anh. They sure are yummy.

Asha, thanks. let me know if you try.

Seema, yes I used fresh taro roots. you get them in Subzi Mundi and even Farm markets.

Pravs, thanks dear. on my way to ur blog.

Sra, ya my mom does it that way and it tastes great. But I am lil oil conscious. so pan roasted it. :))

Oh Richa I forgot to mention that. Will do that right away. Ya it is pressure cooked. Thanks dear

Reena said...

i am a cutlet fan. never tried this before. looks yum!

Kribha said...

I love cutlets but never tried taro cutlets before. Unique idea and nice presentation. Can't wait to try this.Thanks Sharmi for a nice recipe.

Sia's Corner said...

what is this? some taro mela? all of sudden i am seeing different recipes of taros. u girls r literally making me to buy taro and cook something now:) cool recipe of cutlet sharmi. girl, u know how u click the right chord:)

Deepa Hari said...

Taro root cutlets looks delicious...never made cutlets with them...Got to give it a try.

Sig said...

Is there a JFI for Taro that I didn't hear about? :)
It is raining Taro out there...

Taro cutlets are so innovative, it looks yummalicious Sharmi! I better pick up some Taro this weekend!

Jyothi said...

Hi sharmi! nice, tasty and crispy cutlets. Soon i wanna to try and let you know....thanks for sharing

Manjula said...

I make pathrode with Taro leaves. Seldom ate taro roots. Cutlets look good, very crispy. Will surely try this one, Thanks.

DEEPA said...

WOW sharmi ...too good ..excelletn presentation .This is for the first time in am seeing your blog .so colorful man....

SHANTI BHANU said...

ur cutlets r looking cool.......a new type of recipe ...cutlet with chemadumpa seems to b grt...good idea buddy!!!!

Bharathy. said...

Love cutlets of any kind esp kids...seems easier to make too than the ones I make...I didnt get the tamil name of taro-Cheppankizhangu?karunakkizhangu?Chenai?
Pineapple cups are my favourite ones in your blog Love them:)

Sreelu said...

Wow Sharmi beautiful crispy cutlets. Love the recipe

Thanks for your comments on my blog.Added you to my blogroll

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

I have never tried taro roots pattie sharmi..really good one.thanks a lot for sharing this is a recipe i am gonna try for sure.Let you know once i prepare them.Thanks dear

Priya Bhaskaran said...

cutlet with taro root never tried them....I have not explored much recipes with this veggie--I just fry them just like potatoes:)

WokandSpoon said...

Ooo, I love anything fried so the taro cutlets look really good! What is tamarind rasam? Does this come in a paste form like the tamarind that we get in Asian shops?

Sharmi said...

Thank you so much Padma!!

Thanks Reena and Kriba.

Sia, it just happened that all were posting Taro recipes. It was a surprise to me too. thanks dear

Sharmi said...

thank you Deepa.

Sig, LOL, that was really funny!! thanks dear.

Thanks Jyothi, Manju, Deepa and Shanti.

Bharathy, I dont know exactly, I think its cheepan kilangu, not Senai?
will confirm and let you know. thanks dear.

Thanks a lot Sreelu, Soumya and Priya.

Dear Wokandspoon, thanks so much for visiting. On my way to ur blog to explain Rasam.

Sushma said...

i heard of taro chips ..taro cutlet is nice innovative recipe..looks crispy :-)

Sushma
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Vcuisine said...

Sharmi first time i hear about this. Very nice. Viji