Plantain Patoli

11 Jan

Aratikaya Patoli


Plantain 2
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Whole Red Chillies 4
Ginger 1 1/2 inch piece
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 8
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Remove ends and then the skin of the plantains.
Chop into small pieces and soak them in cold water until needed.
Peel and roughly chop ginger.
Remove ends and break dried red chillies.

Soak moong dal in water for 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
Grind the soaked moong dal, red chillies, ginger and salt into somewhat coarse paste adding little water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add chopped plantain, turmeric powder and salt.
Sprinkle some water and cook closed on medium flame for 5-10 minutes or until the plantain becomes soft.
When plantain pieces becomes soft and almost mushy, add ground moong dal paste.
Stir thoroughly and mash some of the plantain.
Remove from heat when almost all the moisture is gone.
Serve with rice and ghee.

Notes: Make sure plantain is well cooked.

5 Responses to “Plantain Patoli”

  1. Latha January 11, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    You must have just posted this Raji! It looks delicious… we make gorchikudukaaya patoli – should try it with plantain! Tried your karvepaaku annam last night and loved it!
    I am a fan of u’re recipes now šŸ™‚

  2. Asha January 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    Anusha, love the plantain dish.Somehow plantain (Spanish, not Indian type) is always always available here!:D
    I disabled the comment section and I will not be commenting in most blogs from today except in few blogs now and then.
    Finally, I learned to let go. I will be posting whenever I can just like you without getting bothered by anything. You are mu guru.Keep in touch, I will be here often of course!:))
    See you on Monday.

  3. Deepa January 11, 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    i also make plaintain curry .But this has some different ingredients .Must try your version .Thanks for sharing

  4. Miri January 13, 2008 at 5:37 am #

    I have never come across this dish before and it seems really interesting. Will be trying it soon and am sure it will become a staple since I love new ways of cooking regular veggies at home…

  5. lubna July 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    beautiful bowl.

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