Skip to Content

Farali Arbi Chips | Taro Root Chips (Fried, Air Fryer, and Oven Baked)

Sharing is caring!

Farali Arbi Chips or taro root chips are a quick, easy, and good alternative to your regular potato chips or crisp. These wafers are also good when you want to munch on something healthy during your Indian Vrat or upvas.

Close-up look of Arbi Chips in a red bowl with some red flowers in the background.
Arbi Chips

What is Arbi or Taro root?

Taro root or Arbi as called in Hindi, is a starchy root vegetable. With brown skin and white flesh, it has a texture similar to a potato. When boiled it is a little slimy in texture and has a mild sweet taste. 

It is believed to be a great source of fiber and is a good replacement for potatoes. It can be used in savory and sweet form but always needs to be cooked and eaten

One can enjoy this as chips, as a side dry veggie as in this Farali Arbi Masala, as a curry, in cakes and bakes, or as a dessert in the form of puddings. Arbi is also used as a binding in many of the recipes.

I make these chips, dry veg, and curry most of the time. Sometimes I boil them, and simply shallowly fry them in ghee and add some salt and pepper. Kids love it and they call it crispy chips. 

Close-up look of Arbi Chips in a red bowl with some red flowers in the background.
Arbi Chips

Recipe process of Arbi Chips

Arbi chips use just 1 main ingredient, Arbi or Taro root. Yes, salt is used for flavoring but one can skip it completely.

Today I am sharing the crisp recipe for Arbi. These are similar to potato crisps or wafers, whatever you call them. Thin slices of arbi are cut and soaked in cold water for some time. They are then pat-dried and cooked. 

The top look of Arbi or Taro root Chips in a red bowl with some red flowers in the background.
Arbi Chips

Frying, baking, or Air Frying Farali Arbi Chips

For cooking, one can fry air fry, or bake. The choice is yours. If you like to bake these chips, and see the pics on how too, refer to this post on Baked Raw Banana Chips on how to bake it. 

When I fry them, I soak the whole arbi after peeling them and directly cut the chips in hot oil. One can cut the chips, soak them, pat them dry, and then fry them. 

Few suggestions while making Arbi Crips

  • They need to be thinly sliced. It is best to use a mandoline slicer like this to get thin even slices.
  • To get the crispy texture, soaking in cold water is essential.

Seasoning of Arbi Chips

One can season this arbi chips with

  • Simple Salt
  • Black/Red Pepper powder
  • Herbs, like Mint, Parsley, Coriander
  • Tomato powder
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Vinegar
  • Etc etc
Close-up look of Arbi Chips in a red bowl with some red flowers in the background.
Arbi Chips

Shelf life of Taro Root Chips

They stay good in an air-tight container for a month or two.

Dietary Suggestions

These chips are completely vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free unless you add flavorings that are not vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or nut-free.

Arbi Chips Pinterest image, where arbi chips is seen in a red bowl
Arbi Chips
Close up look of Arbi Chips in a red bowl

Farali Arbi Chips | Taro Root Chips (Fried, Air Fryer, and Oven Baked)

Fried or Air Fryer Baked Farali Arbi Chips or Taro Root Chips are a quick, easy, and good alternative to your regular potato chips or crisp.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate Save
Course: Snacks
Keyword: Healthy, Indian Fasting Recipes, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 4 Arbi / Taro root medium size
  • Cold Water as required
  • 2 Cups Oil (if Frying)
  • 1 teaspoon Oil (If baking or air-frying)

To flavour with salt while frying

  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

Prep work

  • Peel and cut arbi it into thin slices.
    4 Arbi / Taro root
  • Soak them in cold water for at least 30 mins.
    Cold Water
  • Drain the water, and pat them dry in a clean kitchen towel.

Frying

  • Make a solution of water and salt and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom wok. Do not overfill, just fill half or one-fourth.
    2 Cups Oil
  • Once the oil is hot, use the cut arbi slices and dip in hot oil. Keep the stove to medium.
  • Alternatively one can directly cut the arbi slices in hot oil. Remember to pat dry the whole arbi to remove any excess water.
  • Only add a few arbi slices in one go, as they might stick together and not get cooked.
  • Once they are half done, add 2 spoons of salt water.
    ½ teaspoon Salt, 1 cup Water
  • The oil will have some bubbles and make some noise. It is completely normal due to water and oil reaction. It will settle in a minute.
  • Once the oil has settled, turn the arbi chips and cook them until they are golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove on an absorbent paper or a colander once done.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to 180 Deg C.
  • Line the arbi chips in the baking tray and brush or spread them with oil.
    1 teaspoon Oil
  • Bake at 180 degrees C for 8-10 minutes.
  • Do check after 6 minutes, as it might burn quickly and air fryers are different.
  • Turn in between.
  • If they are not crisp, repeat in intervals of 1 minute.
  • Remove it from the air-fryer let it cool completely.
  • Once done, sprinkle with salt and seasoning of choice.

Oven baking

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Line the arbi chips in the baking tray and brush or spread them with oil.
    1 teaspoon Oil
  • Bake at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes.
  • Turn in between after 15 minutes.
  • Keep a close eye after 20 minutes as towards the end they get cooked quickly and there are high chance they might get burnt.
  • They are done when they are firm to the touch and start turning brown all over.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool on the baking tray.
  • Once done, sprinkle with salt and seasoning of choice.
  • Store them in an airtight container once they are completely cold.

Video

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • The baking time will vary depending on the chip size and the tray size on how closely or far they are arranged in the baking tray.
  • Keep a close eye after the recommended times as towards the end they get cooked quickly and there are high chances they might get burnt.
  • Baking time varies depending on the oven and air fryer, so do keep an eye after they are half done.
  • If after a few hours, you feel the chips are soft at all, just let it bake again at a minimum temperature in the air fryer or oven for some time.
  • Nutrition Value above is for oven-baked or air-fryer baked
 
Tried this recipe?Share your feedback @cookwithrenu_ad or tag #cookwithrenu_ad
Nutrition Facts
Farali Arbi Chips | Taro Root Chips (Fried, Air Fryer, and Oven Baked)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 606mg26%
Potassium 978mg28%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

If you tried this recipe, please comment and rate the recipe. Tag me at @cookwithrenu_ad on Instagram.

Subscribe to my email list to get the new recipes straight into your mailbox.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Sharing is caring!

Recipe Rating