Plantain Raita

4 Feb

plantain_raita
Aratikaya Perugu Pacchadi

Ingredients:

Plantain/ Raw Banana 1
Plain Yogurt 3-4 cups
Green Chillies 2
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 1/2 tbsps
Garlic 2 pods
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Garlic 1 pod
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and halve the green chiles.
Peel and crush the garlic pods.
Remove ends, half and peel the skin of the plantain.
Chop them into small cubes and boil them in water along with turmeric powder and salt until thoroughly cooked.
Once the plantain cubes turn soft, cool them down and mash them thoroughly.

Heat a tsp of oil in a small pan, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, crushed garlic and green chiles.
Roast them for few seconds and remove from heat.
Grind them into fine paste adding little water.

Into a mixing bowl, add yogurt, mashed plantain cubes, above ground coriander cumin chili paste and salt.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal turns light brown, remove from heat and add to above yogurt bowl.
Mix thoroughly and serve with rice or chapati.

Notes: Make sure the plantain cubes are cooked well.

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6 Responses to “Plantain Raita”

  1. Asha February 4, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    Almost like a side dish than Raita!! YUMMY!:)

  2. Mythreyee February 4, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    I have seen only Plantain stem (Vaazha thandu in tamil) raitha. This is amazing. As Asha says, its more a side dish I would say.

  3. Lakshmi February 4, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    Loved this variety in raita. Good one.

  4. Manasi February 5, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    Good one! I love raitas!

  5. SUMITRA S.K. April 13, 2009 at 4:23 am #

    I TRIED MANY TYPES OF RAITA BUT THIS IS FIRST TIME I TRIED PLAINTAIN RAITA .YUMMY ITS SO TASTY

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