I was pretty surprised to see this small yam in India market when I lived there. I bought it to made yam rice but it didn't turn out to be the same like the normal yam will do.
I had this Arbi again at my mother in law's place later, it was made into Masala Arbi, it tasted really good and had since became one of my favourite foods.
4-5 Arbi (Small Yam)
1/2 tomato (chopped)
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
1 tsp turmeric powder (Haldi)
1/2 tsp of chopped green chilies
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 cup plain yogurt (Dahi)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp of chopped Coriander leaves
1. Pressure cook or boil the arbi till tender (pressure cook for 2 whistles). Peel the skin off and cubed into bite size.
2. Heat up 2 tbsps of oil in a frying pan, fry Ajwain/carom seeds, chopped green chili and ginger garlic paste for about 30 seconds. Add tomato, fry for about 2 minutes, add in turmeric powder and stir for few seconds, add plain yogurt bring to boil and add garam masala and salt.
3. Add the Arbi pieces and cook until gravy thickened. Add Chopped coriander leaves before switching the stove off.
Serve with Rice or Chapati.