Itchy Potato/Arbi Curry

Itchy potato/taro(root)/arbi      250 gms
Onion                                     2
Tomato                                   2
Ginger garlic paste                  2 tsp
Saffron                                   ½ tsp
Red chili powder                    2 tsp
Cumin powder                       2 tsp
Coriander powder                 2 tsp
Oil                                        3-4 table spoon
Salt                                       2 tsp or as per taste
Tamarind                              small ball size

Clean the itchy potato and make pieces cutting in the centre and keep aside in water.  Heat the oil in the pressure cooker, add the finely chopped onions and fry till golden brown, add the saffron, ginger garlic paste, chili, coriander, cumin and fry well, add the chopped tomatoes, and the itchy potato pieces and salt, keep frying it well add two cups of water and pressure cook it for about 10-12 minutes.   Remove from the stove and open the pressure cooker  after 5 min and add the tamarind pulp and place it on the stove  on sim for about 8-10 minutes.  Check the consistency according to your taste and remove from the stove.    It can be served with hot rice or chapatti.


  1. thank tastes wonderful too!!!

  2. I have no idea what an itchy potato is but looking at the rest of the recipe, I would think that a good old russet potato would work. I just used the last of my ginger garlic paste, so this recipe will give me a great excuse to make another batch. Love this curry dish!

  3. Hi Mj!!

    Itchy potato or arbi as we Indians call it... is actually called taro(root)

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