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Raw Banana Onion Curry

29 Nov

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Raw Banana Onion Curry.

Onion is roughly chopped and pulsed into coarse mixture. Raw banana / plantain is chopped and pressure cooked along with coarsely ground onion mixture and tamarind extract. Serve raw banana onion curry over steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Raw Banana Onion Curry.

Ingredients:

Raw Banana 1 Large
Onion 1
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Tamarind 4 inch Piece
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of hot water and extract all the juice discarding any veins.
Wash, remove ends, peel and chop the raw banana into small pieces.
Peel, wash and roughly chop the onion.
Coarsely grind the onion using a blender.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro.

In a vessel, add the ground onion, chopped raw banana, tamarind extract, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder and salt.
Pressure cook the above mixture for 2 whistles and let the cook stand for couple of minutes before removing the contents.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add cooked raw banana mixture.
Fry for few minutes or until any raw smell is gone.
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Serve raw banana onion curry over steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure raw banana is cooked well.

Suggestions: If raw banana or onion is not cooked well, put the pan back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done. Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: You can also grind red chiles along with onion and not use red chili powder.
Other Names: Raw Banana Onion Curry.

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