To begin making the Chamadumpa Sabzi Recipe – Andhra Style Dry Baked Masala Arbi, we will first boil the Arbi/Chamadumpa.
In a pressure cooker, add arbi along with water and salt. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Turn off the flame.
Allow the pressure to release naturally. Drain the water and set the arbi aside.
Peel the skin off the Arbi/Chamadumpa and cut them into thick slices. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine coriander powder and red chilli powder, arbi pieces and toss well until the masala is well coated Let it rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.
In a mixie jar, combine the roasted chana dal, cumin seeds and garlic and grind into a masala. Our freshly ground masala is ready.
Next, roll each piece of arbi, in the prepared freshly ground and place it on baking tray greased with oil.
Arrange the pieces leaving some space between them.
Brush the Arbi/Chamadumpa pieces with little oil and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Keep turning the pieces every 8-10 minutes.
Once it appears cooked and the arbi sizzles. Remove from the oven and serve.
Serve hot with steamed rice and rasam for a weekend meal. You can also serve it as a tea time snack