Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Arbi/Chamadumpa: 2 large (500 grams)
Green chilies: 4
Ginger: 1 inch piece
Garlic: 2 cloves
Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp
Coriander, jeera powder: 2 tsp
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil : 4 tbsp
Cook the Arbi in a pressure cooker without adding water for 1 whistle or if you are cooking stove top, boil it for 15 minutes.
Make a paste of green chilies, Ginger and garlic. Peel the Arbi and slice them.
Add oil in a pan and add the chili paste. Fry for 30 seconds, add Arbi pieces, turmeric and salt. Fry until they are crisp. (About 15 minutes) Add chili powder and jeera powder. Mix well. Turn off the stove.
Serve hot with rasam rice or sambar rice. You can serve as an appetizer too.