Plantain with Garlic and Mustard Seeds

23 Apr

Aratikaya Avala Velluli Karam.

Plantain is chopped into circles and fried in little oil till light golden in color. They can also be chopped thick and boiled in water till just soft. A ground masala is made with garlic cloves and mustard seeds. This masala is added to the fried plantain and briefly cooked. Serve this plantain fry with plain steamed rice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Plantain with Garlic and Mustard Seeds.


Plantains 2 Medium
Garlic 3 Cloves
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/2 – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove ends, remove thick skin and slice the plantain into thin circles.
Soak the chopped plantain circles in water until necessary.
Peel and roughly chop garlic cloves.
First, grind garlic into fine paste using a spice blender.
Then add mustard seeds, red chile powder and salt.
Grind everything into fine paste and remove onto plate.

Heat oil in a pan on medium high heat, add plantain circles.
Fry plantain circles till they turn light golden in color.
Stir occasionally and cook covered for couple of minutes if plantain is not cooking properly.
Then lower the heat, stir in ground garlic and mustard seeds paste and turmeric powder.
Add a splash of water if the paste is too thick and stir to let the masala stick to the plantains.
Remove from heat and serve plantain with mustard seeds and garlic over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure plantain is cooked right.

Suggestions: If the plantain is not cooking properly, add a splash or two of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped cilantro to the masala if you wish. Seasoning with mustard seeds and cumin seeds can also be done at the beginning.
Other Names: Plantain with Garlic and Mustard Seeds, Aratikaya Avala Velluli Karam.

11 Responses to “Plantain with Garlic and Mustard Seeds”

  1. Akhil April 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm #


  2. swarna April 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Love Love Love ur site
    superb recipes
    this recipe is another addition to your awesome collection.
    I love ur eggplant recipe collection.
    Totally agree that eggplant is the king of veggies

  3. Hari Chandana April 24, 2010 at 2:44 am #

    Mmmm.. Yum Yum Yumm.. It’s new to me. simple & spicy, looks soo beautiful in your click.. Surely give a try.. Thank you for the great recipe.. Take care

  4. radha sriram April 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

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  5. Apu April 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Looks absolutely delish!!

  6. Malathi A April 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    This is awesome plaintain fry…it would go superb with rasam rice…

    Little Lime juice will be an added flavour !!!!!

  7. Laxmi Suman April 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    I liked the recepie, but I heard from my mom (while I was newly learning cooking) that we shouldn’t cook the vegetables after adding mustard seeds paste. Isn’t it true in this case? Just curious.

  8. Sujatha April 28, 2010 at 4:05 am #

    Really it looks simple, spicy and Yum Yum Yumm.
    Surely give a try..
    Thank you Ms. Malathi for your additional suggestion.

  9. Tez April 30, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Yummy !!!

  10. bindhu mohan August 4, 2010 at 12:27 am #

    it is very good site, but can you give us states bassed recipes

  11. padma October 8, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    great site for simple day to day cooking and
    yummy photographs too.

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