Chamadumpa Chips ~ Taro Root (Arbi) Chips


Are you familiar with this exotic underground stem? Goes by the name Taro root, Elephant Ears, Colocasia, Arbi in Hindi and Chamadumpa in Telugu. You will find it at across all the Rythu Bazaars (farmer’s market) in Andhra.

Its the sliminess and slippery feel of taro root which keeps away many from relishing its flavor. Please don’t let that put you away from trying it. It is full of fiber, lot of starch and has a delicious creamy texture.

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Taro Root Chips

Today’s recipe for chips is a deep fried version. You can even shallow fry the taro root slices which would yield a less crisp exterior but tasty nevertheless. I’m yet to try baking them. Do try this Arbi recipe you wouldn’t want to miss.

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Taro Root Chips Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45-50 mts

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg taro root/arbi/chamadumpa

oil for deep-frying

salt to taste

chilli pwd to taste

1/2 tsp coriander powder

pinch of cumin powder

1 Boil taro roots with enough water till soft. Drain water and cool. Peel the taro roots and slice them slightly thick.
2 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. To test if oil is hot enough for deep frying chamadumpa aka arbi root slices, drop a slice into the oil, if the oil bubbles around it with a sizzling noise, the oil is ready.
3 Into the hot oil, drop the sliced taro roots (depending on the size of vessel used for deep frying, drop just enough arbi slices such that the vessel isn’t overcrowded). On medium flame, deep fry chamadumpa slices.
4 Use a slotted stainless steel ladle to stir the taro root chips gently. When they reach golden brown color, remove them onto a paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Repeat with the remaining batch of arbi slices.
5 Season chamadumpa slices with salt, chilli pwd, cumin pwd and coriander pwd. Remove onto a serving plate and serve.

Chamadumpa Chips ~ Taro Root (Arbi) Chips

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 Serves: 6

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Its the sliminess and slippery feel of taro root which keeps away many from relishing its flavor. It is full of fiber, lot of starch and has a delicious creamy texture. Today's recipe for chips is a deep fried version. You can even shallow fry the taro root slices which would yield a less crisp exterior but tasty nevertheless.

32 thoughts on “Chamadumpa Chips ~ Taro Root (Arbi) Chips

  1. Hi Sailu,

    I tried this way but the arbi gets soft when they become cold and don’t taste good. I think it used to consume when they are hot only.

  2. మా అమ్మ చామదుంపల వేపుడు చేసేది … ఇది చాలా బాగుందనిపిస్తోంది…

    నాదొక ప్రశ్న… à°ˆ టాపిక్ కాదు.దుకాణం లో దొరికే . బంగాళా దుంపల చిప్స్ à°•à°¿ , లేదా మిక్స్చర్ à°•à°¿ పుదీనా వాసన ఉంటుంది.. à°† వాసన రావాలంటే ఎలా చెయ్యాలి చెప్పరూ ?

    1. pudina flavour kosam .,fresh pudinani directga pan lo roast chesaka konchem cool aina tarvata,handthone crush cheste powder avtundi..sprinkle that powder on chips

      1. ధన్యవాదాలు శ్వేత గారూ … ఇది నేను à°…à°¡à°¿à°—à°¿ సంవత్సరం పైనే అయినా , మీరు జవాబిచ్చినందుకు థాంక్స్.

        నేను ఇది ఈ మధ్యనే తెలుసుకున్నాను . పుదీనాని ఎండబెట్టి కూడా , ఆ పొడి ని వాడితే అదే వాసన వస్తోంది .

  3. మా అమ్మ చామదుంపల వేపుడు చేసేది … ఇది చాలా బాగుందనిపిస్తోంది…

    నాదొక ప్రశ్న… à°ˆ టాపిక్ కాదు.దుకాణం లో దొరికే . బంగాళా దుంపల చిప్స్ à°•à°¿ , లేదా మిక్స్చర్ à°•à°¿ పుదీనా వాసన ఉంటుంది.. à°† వాసన రావాలంటే ఎలా చెయ్యాలి చెప్పరూ ?

  4. that sure do look delicious! I gotta try it!
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  5. that sure do look delicious! I gotta try it!
    I too have a recipe blog dedicated to indian dishes.I Just started it! Please come and visit and give your valuable suggestions! 🙂

  6. Hi Sailu,
    You are oficially killing me with this dish. It looks so beautiful and perfect and round and crisp and heavenly!!! Amazing clear and sharp pics only add to the torture!
    I can never get my self top deep fry as I feel I am getting loaded on calories! Shallow fy version with the final broil in the oven helps a lot!
    Shobha

  7. Hi Sailu,
    You are oficially killing me with this dish. It looks so beautiful and perfect and round and crisp and heavenly!!! Amazing clear and sharp pics only add to the torture!
    I can never get my self top deep fry as I feel I am getting loaded on calories! Shallow fy version with the final broil in the oven helps a lot!
    Shobha

  8. Hi Sailu,
    You are oficially killing me with this dish. It looks so beautiful and perfect and round and crisp and heavenly!!! Amazing clear and sharp pics only add to the torture!
    I can never get my self top deep fry as I feel I am getting loaded on calories! Shallow fy version with the final broil in the oven helps a lot!
    Shobha

  9. Fabulous! They were sooo tasty and easy to make. My 1 year old and 3 year old loved them and husband ate whole batch by himself!

  10. one suggestion sailu garu…u can add finely chopped curry leaves also to this one…the flavor f curry leaves also gets mixed and it will smell and taste heavenlyyy..!!!!

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