Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vazhaikai (Plantain) Curry

Ingredients for making Plantain Curry:
  • Raw Plantain -1
  • Red chili - 1
  • Red Chili Powder- 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt - according to taste
  • Asafoetida - a pinch powder
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Split Black Gram Dal
  • curry leaves (optional)

Method for making Plantain Curry:

Step 1: Wash and Peel the Plantain Skin and cut the plantains in to small dices and put it in a bowl with water.

Step 2: Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, add the mustard seeds when it starts to splutter add the black gram Dal, red chili , curry leaves,asafoetida,turmeric powder and the diced plantains, fry for a minute.

Step 3: Add 1 1/2 cups of water,salt, red chili powder and cover with lid and cook till soft.

Step 4: Keep stirring in between and fry them till the water evaporates. Remove from heat and Let it cool . Its ready to serve.

Its a good side dish for rice. I served my Plantain curry for dinner with Red Bell Pepper Archivitta Sambar,Rice and Orange Tholi Pullikachal.

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