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Oven roasted Cheppan Kizhangu (Colocasia)


Ever since childhood days Cheppan kizhangu fry is one of my favorite side dishes. With a crispy outer layer and soft inner layer, Cheppan kizhangu fry is so addictive. When my mom came to visit us, I asked her to prepare this. While she was cooking i was standing behind her and told her to add less oil.  Generally I am the one who tells her to add more oil and make a crispy fry, but oven cooking has influenced me a lot. That day she casually asked if we can bake this. Then I was wondering why had I not tried baking Cheppan kizhangu. Next time when I bought this, I baked it, and was happy with the result. From that day onwards, I started baking for two reasons – less oil, and I need not spend much time in the kitchen

Baked Cheppan Kizhangu fry:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time :  30 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Side Dish



Cheppan Kizhangu (Arbi/Taro Root/Colocasia)– 4 (I used big Arbi)

Chili powder/ Sambar powder – 1/4 tsp (I used sambar powder, Adjust according to your spice level)

Hing – a generous pinch

Salt – as needed

Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/8 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Chickpea flour/ Gram / Besan flour – 2 tsp

Rice flour – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Cooking Spray (I used PAM olive oil spray)



  • Wash and cook Arbi. I steamed them for 10 minutes. Cook till they are fork tender. Cool them, peel and cut into pieces (Generally it is cut into circles, but since the arbi I used was big I cut them into cubes)
  • In a bowl, add Arbi, sambar powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder. Coriander powder, rice flour, gram flour olive and salt. Combine well and refrigrate them for 10 minutes
  • Preheat the oven 400 degree fahrenhait
  • Take a baking tray and place aluminum foil. Grease with a cooking spray and spread the marinated Arbi mixture
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning the Arbi slices after about 10 minutes


My Notes:

  • Adjust baking time according to the texture you need for the Arbi


1-Minute Eggless Microwave Cookies


Sometimes we feel like having certain foods, and prepare them. But there are certain recipes which give us that urge to prepare after just seeing the recipe. This 1 minute choc chip cookies is definitely one among them. When I tried it for the first time, it was a flop show! Though I read the recipe well, I was not sure if it will cook after taking out of microwave. I kept for 1 minute and 30 sec, and it was burnt 😦 After two days I tried again. This time, the cookie cooked even after taking out of the microwave, and easy delicious cookie was ready in no time 🙂 I did not add egg to the cookie!

1-Minute Eggless Microwave Cookies

Preparation Time : 1 min | Cooking Time : 1 min | Serves : 1


Butter/Ghee – 1 tbsp (I used ghee)

Brown sugar – 2 tsp

vanilla extract – 1/8 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Milk – 2 tsp (I used 2% milk)

All-purpose flour – 3 tbsp

semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 tsp (I used white chocolate, the original recipe told 2 tsp, but I reduced)



  • In a bowl, take melted ghee/butter and add brown sugar. Combine well and add vanilla extract and milk

white chocoate cookie

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  • Add dry ingredients (All purpose flour and salt) to the wet ingredients and mix everything. Add chocalte chips to the batter and give a final mix

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  • Make a flat dough and place it in a microwave safe plate (I placed a parchment paper over plate and greased it with Pam cooking spray). Make the cookie dough in such way that the center is slightly thicker than the edges


  • I microwaved for 25 seconds, took it out, then for 15 sec and finally for 10 sec. The original recipe told 30, 20 and 10 for 700 w. I do not have power adjustment in my microwave, so I reduced 5 sec every time. Stop when center is cooked and egdes are not fully cooked. As I mentioned in the intro, the cookie continues to cook and get firmer once out of microwave oven
  • Do try this easy quick microwave cookie I am sure you will enjoy like me:)