Simple Plantain Rasam

15 Feb

Aratikaya Pacchi Pulusu


Plantain/ Raw Banana 1
Tamarind 1 inch sized ball
Jaggery (grated) 2-4 tbsps
Green Chilli 1
Red Onion 1 small
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 6
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Remove ends, skin and chop plantain into large chunks.
Add these large chunks to water and boil for 15 minutes or until the plantain is just cooked.
Cool the cooked plantain to room temperature, discard the excess water and mash the plantain thoroughly.

Soak tamarind in a cup of water and microwave for a minute.
Squeeze the tamarind into pulp and discard the veins.
Peel, wash and finely chop onion.
Clean, wash and tear curry leaves.
Remove stem, wash and finely chop green chilli.

In a mixing bowl, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and salt.
Crush them a little and add green chilli, onion, jaggery, tamarind extract, mashed plantain and 4 cups of water.
Mix all the ingredients and adjust all the seasonings (jaggery, salt, tamarind).
Give it a quick stir and serve with rice.

Notes: Don’t overcook plantain.

14 Responses to “Simple Plantain Rasam”

  1. Asha February 15, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Palntain rasam sounds great. Have a great weekend!:)

  2. Vaishali February 15, 2008 at 10:46 am #

    Never thought of making a rasam with plantain. Sounds and looks wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Mythreyee February 15, 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    I have never heard of rasam with plantains. Got to try this.

  4. sagari February 15, 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    rasam with plaintains yummm

  5. chandana February 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    never tried pachipulusu with plantain…….intresting…thank u for sharing

  6. Deepa February 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Never heard of this before !!!Really something new !!! have to explore this ..Thanks for sharing

  7. Priya February 16, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    hey this is something i have not heard of before…very interesting…..

  8. Uma February 16, 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    This is new to me. Never heard of it. Looks yum! Thanks for the new variety!

  9. Gauri February 17, 2008 at 2:02 am #

    My God Raji,

    Where do you get these ideas yaar!
    Is it your invention or an old recipe followed?
    Really looks good. can not wait to prepare.


  10. anusharaji February 18, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    its my grannys recipe
    she loves pacchi pulusu and this is from her.
    but it takes many attempts to get the ingredients right.
    little sweet, little tart, little heat…….
    easy yet tricky recipe i say

  11. lakshmi rajitha August 4, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    really its looking yummy.. but i dont know abt the taste.. hope will be good

  12. Raji August 11, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    its actually pretty good. do try

  13. nisha vishwakarma July 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    i never thought that this dish looking so delicious

  14. meera April 8, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I had my doubts about this recipe. But I tried it and it was really nice!

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