Sweet Plantain Curry

3 Oct

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Aratikaya Pulusu Bellam.

Plantain is sliced into thin circles and fried in oil till cooked. They are then added to jaggery mixture and cooked briefly. Serve sweet plantain curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: 1 1/2 Cups of Sweet and Sour Platain

Ingredients:

Green Plantain 1 Large
Jaggery (Grated) 1/4 Cup
Tamarind 2 inch sized ball
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Turmeric Powder a Big Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 10
Oil 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove ends, remove thick skin and slice plantain into thin circles.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of hot water for sometime and extract all the thick juice discarding any veins.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add plantain slices.
Fry on medium flame till plantain slices are cooked and start to turn golden brown.
Once plantain slices are fried, remove from pan.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles.
Fry briefly and stir in tamarind extract, mashed jaggery, turmeric powder and salt.
Let the jaggery melt completely and the mixture come together, stir in plantain slices and cook for few minutes or until the syrup coats the plantain slices well.
Serve sweet plantain curry with plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes:Make sure plantain pieces are cooked well before adding to the jaggery mixture.

Suggestions: If plantain pieces are not soft, add few tbsps of water into the curry and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Plantain with Green Chana, Chilli Plantain.
Other Names: Teepi Aratikaya, Sweet Plantain Curry.

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