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Oil-Free Grilled Taro (Colocasia)

Oil_Free_Grilled_Taro_Colocasia_1 Colocasia (also known as Taro) chips are mostly deep fried in oil. Here is crisp Oil-Free Grilled Taro (Colocasia) for those  calorie conscious people who want to avoid deep fried dishes. Colocasia is also used in Aviyal, Moru kozhambu in south India. Though I call it as oil-free, I used one tea spoon of oil to get the taste of deep fried colocasia. This oil is very much lesser than the oil used for deep frying.

Colocasia is known as Seppan Kizhangu in Tamil and as Arbi/Arvi in Hindi.

Cooking time: 15 minutes other than boiling time.


  • Boiled and cut colocasia – 1½ cup  Oil_Free_Grilled_Taro_Colocasia_2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Red chilli powder – ¾ tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – 1 tea spoon


  • Boil taro, peel and cut into small pieces; add ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder; add oil and mix gently.

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  • Spread it on a tray; grill it in a oven (in between stir once). I grilled it in my microwave oven in grill mode (microwave energy is not used in this mode) for 10 minutes.

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  • Now crisp Oil-Free Grilled Taro (Colocasia) is ready to be served.




  • Do not over-boil colocasia, as it is grilled in oven also.
  • Cutting colocasia into small pieces helps to make it crisp.

{ 5 comments… add one }

  • MaryMoh March 4, 2010, 1:55 pm

    Oh…I miss this type of taro. I used to eat a lot back home. We usually just boil it and sprinkle some salt to eat. I love the creamy texture. I have to try this baked type if I can find them here.

  • Sushma Mallya March 4, 2010, 1:56 pm

    that looks so good and so different recipe too…thanks for sharing

  • Priya March 4, 2010, 6:29 pm

    Wow grilled taro roast looks prefect and crispyy, will try soon..

  • Trendsetters March 4, 2010, 10:30 pm

    wow….anything fried is divine

  • Kamakshi March 7, 2010, 6:05 pm


    Another of those unique recipes…I have not tried grilling in the microwave…thanx for letting me know..about this method on the microwave…

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