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Air Fried Arbi Kebab

Crispy from the outside and soft on the inside, these melt-in-the-mouth arbi kebabs are a lovely change from the usual veg kebabs. This air-fried arbi kebab is zero-oil, vegan, and delicious with a little hint of spice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.


  • 2 Cup Boiled And Mashed Arbi
  • 2 Tbsp Besan/Chickpea flour/Gram flour
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 Tsp Finely Chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 Tsp Ginger, chopped
  • 1 Tsp Chopped garlic
  • ½ Tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Salt, according to your taste, always use mild salt in this tikki (less than you prefer)
  • ½ Tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 Tsp Lime juice
  • ½ Tsp Red Chili Powder


  • Washing arbi is really important. Then place them in an instant pot, pressure cooker, or in a pot to boil.
  • Cook them till they are soft/fork tender, but not very mushy.
  • I cooked my medium size arbi in an instant pot for 3 minutes.
  • Peel the skin after cooling them off.
  • Mash it with a fork or masher to make a smooth dough.
  • Take a big bowl and mix arbi with everything except gram flour and rice flour.
  • Start adding gram flour and rice flour little by little. This step is necessary because sometimes arbi has more water and sometimes less.
  • If your arbi feels dry use less gram flour and rice flour.
  • Make small patties by applying some oil on your palm.
  • Pre heat the air fryer to 380 F.
  • Spray air fryer with some oil spray.
  • Place patties on the grill and air fry till they look crispy to your liking. Turn it over once in between. Mine took around 7-8 minutes. Your time can vary depending on your patties.
  • Serve them hot with any dip or chutney.
  • Enjoy!