No one can stop hands-on munching. Potato chips, mixtures, what not fried items do we have? Eating healthy seems like a difficult option especially during any fasting season. Well, what if we tell you that it isn’t the case here - because we have found a collection of Navratri recipes for you. First: Arbi Chips!

“What about the time constraint? We don’t have that much time to invest in baking.” Well, this recipe only requires 15 minutes of your time. However, we don’t assure how long would you keep yourself from snacking on these binge-worthy delights made up of Arbi or Taro Root or Colocasia roots as it may be called!

Try these Arbi chips for snacking anytime even during your fasts

Arbi The Super Ingredient

Arbi is one of the most versatile fasting ingredients, also a delightful and healthy way to indulge in yummy vrat recipes. As an ingredient, Arbi is rich in dietary fibre that keeps us full for a long time and prevents high intake of food. This makes it the best ingredient for our calories conscious folks. It also helps control blood sugar and reduces the risk of heart diseases and cancer. Isn't it the best food we can hog on during a fast?

Arbi vs Potato

Arbi and Potato both are root vegetables containing high levels of fibres and essential nutrients. Where Arbi scores higher than Potato is in its ability to control blood sugar levels which is much higher than potatoes. Also, Arbi contains 6 grams of fiber per 132 grams, which is more than two times the amount of fiber present in potatoes. This makes Arbi fit for reducing heart diseases. No wonder Arbi scores higher in being the powerfood very close yet better than potatoes


Crispy and healthy Arbi Chips

These easy to make and these arbi chips are healthy snacks and so tasty that you won’t be able to control your hands on them!

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

  • Arbi (taro root)                     1kg
  • Rock salt                                 1tsp
  • Anardana powder                1tsp
  • Dried mango powder           1tsp
  • Dried mint leaves power     1tsp
  • Red chilli powder                 1tsp
  • Black pepper powder          1tsp

The proportion of ingredients is critical here as any change might lead to one of the most common baking mistake.

  • Wash the Arbi nicely
  • Peel, and wash again
  • Slice into really thin slices you may use a slicer to help with consistent thickness
  • In a bowl, add all the powdered spices and give them a quick mix
  • Put the sliced arbi into the spice mix and coat it nicely
  • Preheat oven at 200oC
  • Grease a baking tray, place the slices. Drizzle some oil on it
  • Bake at 100oC for 10 mins
  • Sprinkle some chat masala or in case fasting, add rock salt (sendha namak) and amchur powder according to taste

Isn't it simple as promised! So why wait- just bake and taste this healthy and delightful savory which is sure to be loved by all!

To see more fast-friendly recipes for this navratri: click here!