Vegetarian Fish

by Alka
(Mumbai, India)

Enjoy this Vegetarian Fish with rings of onion, tomato slices, chutney/sauce.


50 grams Arbi (Kachalu /Taro/Colo cassia root), boiled, peeled and mashed
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon green chilly paste
3 teaspoons tamarind (imli) paste or freshly squeezed lemon juice of 1 lemon(or more)
Salt as per taste
Black peppers to make eyes of fish
1/2 cup fresh bread slices (Bread crumbs)
Rava (Sooji/semolina) to coat the “fish”
Red chilli powder
Amchoor powder (Dried Mango powder)


Boil Arbi with enough of water and 1 teaspoon of salt till 2 whistles of pressure cooker (or if in pan, boil them till cooked).

Peel and mash the arbi,and add bread crumbs, salt, ginger garlic paste,green chilli paste and tamarind paste or lemon juice.

Mix very well, if the mixture is sticky, apply some water or oil.

Take a small portion of this mixture and shape it into FISH LIKE shape (or you can give any shape you like).

Place black peppers in place of “eye”.

Coat with Rava and shallow fry till light golden. Sprinkle some “chaat masala”, red chilli powder and amchur (dry mango powder).

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