Monday, December 13, 2010

Plantain masala curry (dry)

2 large Plantain
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
2-3 green chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp amchoor powder
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
handful of curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp split black gram dal (husked)
a dash of asafoetida
2 dry red chillies
2 tbsp oil


Boil the palntain in a pressure cooker along with the skin for 3 whistles. After it cools down, remove the skin and mash the plantain roughly.
Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil, and temper with mustard seeds, split black gram, chana dal, curry leaves, asafoetida, red chillies and green chillies.
To this tempering add coconut on low heat, when it changes colour to slightly golden, add the mashed plantain, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, amchoor powder and chilli powder and mix well. Cook this for 10 minutes on low heat covering with lid till all the flavors blend well. If you do not cover, the plantain tends to get very dry. Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve with rice or rotis.


Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Aratikaya kura looks lovely sharmi

Gayathri Kumar said...

My favourite curry..

Priya Suresh said...

Yummy plantain masala..soo tempting..

Raks said...

Sounds so so unique with those masala powders and am sure it would compliment the plantain very well..looks great!

Chitra said...

Never tried this way.taste excell with sambhar rice :)

Unknown said...

artikaya koora looks too good!...I usually make it from time to time!

Unknown said...

Love it, will surely give this a try.

Susan said...

Sharmi, do you use green, unripe plantains, or sweeter ripe ones? This looks delish.

It's been a while - hope you are well.

Rajani said...

New choice of seasoning for plantain for me,so msut try out.thanks for twist in plantain curry.

Dori said...

I had plantain for my first time recently and now I want to have it all the time... I will try your way :)