Arbi / Colocasia/ Cheppankizhangu Balls

by - January 15, 2011

Colocasia Balls are my favorite snack. I remember those lovely School days where my Mum used to encourage us to take veggies indirectly.  Try this, even Colocasia haters will ask for more.


Colocasia / Cheppankizhangu - 1/2 lb
Daliya / Chutney Dal / Roasted chana dal - 3/4cup or As required.
Rice flour - 2tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Green chilies - 3 (Medium)
Red chili powder - 1tsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1/2tsp or to taste
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - A pinch
Salt - To taste
Oil - For Frying


  • Wash & Boil Colocasia in a vessel until soft . Mash & keep it aside.
  • Grind Daliya in to fine powder.
  • Chop or Grind green chilies.
  • Mix all Ingredients expect Oil & make a soft dough. Adjust salt & spices to taste.
  • Divide the dough into required equal size balls & Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan.
  • Fry Colocasia balls in medium heat until golden brown color.
  • Serve with Ketchup & even it goes well with Sambar & Rasam Rice.

(Note: do not pressure cook Colocasia , it will become more mushy )

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  1. super yummy balls.....bookmarked...will try soon

  2. Happy Pongal wishes to you and your family...Soo crispy and yummy balls;.

  3. wOW Saras, This is totally new to me..Thanks for sharing and obviously bookmarked..It's a sure try..

  4. Whoo..superb n very original, what an awesome way to eat arbi!!

    Happy Sankranti to you n your family dear..

    US Masala

  5. wow.. Dint know what i could do with Colocasia. Always seen it but never had any idea of how to make it! thanks for this one.


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