Spicy Plantain

8 May

Aratikaya minapappu karam


Plantain/ Aratikaya/ Hara kela 1
Red chillies 3
Urad dal 1 tbsp
Tamarind 1/2 inch ball
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp


Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove skin and chop raw banana/ aratikaya into 2 inch sticks.
Dip them in a bowl of water and microwave it for 6-10minutes
depending on the thickness of slices.
You can alternatively cook them in pressure cooker (1 whistle).
Plantain slices should yield when you cut into them.

Prepare tamarind extract by soaking tamarind ball in water for few minutes
and squeezing the juice of it and discarding strings if any.

Dry roast red chillies, urad dal in a pan and powder them using a blender.
Now heat oil in a pan, add the boiled kela slices and saute for a minute or two.
Add mustard seeds, urad dal and give it a quick stir.

Then add the above ground powder, tamarind extract, salt and 1/4 cup of water.
Cook until all the water is evaporated and serve with white rice and ghee.

You can store the powder in tight container and use it for months.

5 Responses to “Spicy Plantain”

  1. Dee May 8, 2007 at 11:31 am #

    great pic and a must try!!

  2. Jyothi May 8, 2007 at 11:45 am #

    looks reddish… 😐 but mouth watering…thanks… πŸ˜€

  3. sunita May 8, 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    Looks great…nice recipe…

  4. Smitha May 9, 2007 at 7:51 am #

    looks yummy. πŸ˜€ ..must try on my list

  5. anusharaji May 9, 2007 at 9:45 am #

    thx to all

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