? Happy Birthday  ?
Valli ! 
It should have been something to do with chocolate , as we all know Valli’s love for  ,but I know Valli loves this roast too ! Right Valli ? This is a special post for a very special person , She is a friend who has created a beautiful family bond between our group , the BM group , we call it The BM Family where we share practically everything! Well she is our inspiration for cooking and trust me without her punch most  us would not be blogging . 
At present I am in Japan where it’s absolutely impossible to cook , click and blog , thank God for my very rich drafts where I had this Arvi Roast which is a recipe dictated by Valli ! Remember Valli ?  I remember her telling me that this one is her favourite ! So wishing you a very very Happy Birthday Valli ! A very small way to express my love and wishes . 
Coming to Arvi Roast !
Arvi is one of my favorite tubers too, of course next to Potato.  I believe a roast is a must while serving the traditional Tamil Spread. I had never made a roast , we normally deep fry the Arvi or sometimes make it like Jeera Aaloo. This roast tasted awesome with all the spices . It was crunchy outside and soft inside.


Arvi Roast is a part of the Tamil Spread I made for The BM Buffet.


Arvi Roast

Serves 4- 6
Recipe Source : Spice your Life


500 gms cola cassia
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad Daal
1 tsp Chana Daal
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 dried red chilly , broken into pieces.
Few curry leaves
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp Sambar powder


Wash the cola cassia removing all the mud from it.
Place Ina pressure cooker and boil.
Pressure cook for one whistle and wait for the pressure to release.
Open the pressure cooker and check if done.
Peel and cut into 1/2 ” slices.
Heat oil in a broad non stick frying pan.
Add mustard seeds, let crackle.
Add cumin seeds.
Add the daals, asafoetida curry leaves and the dried red chilly.
Add the arvi pieces.
Add salt and turmeric powder.
Cook on slow fire turning it now and then.
We have to make the pieces nice and crisp.
Cook till crisp.
Sprinkle all the dry spices and mix well.
Once again a very Happy Birthday !

Arvi Roast / Cola cassia Dry Saute

6 thoughts on “Arvi Roast / Cola cassia Dry Saute”

  1. Vaishali that's the best dish you could make for me..thank you..and yes I do remember that day as yesterday..its a pleasure knowing you and being part of the wonderful group…thank you again..:)

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