Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Ash Plantain Curry 

Ingredients:

Ash Plantain 200 Gms
Onion 1 medium
Green chillies 4
Curry leaves 10
Salt to taste
Milk 1 cup
Cumin powder 1 teaspoon roasted
Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

Method:

Skin and cut the Ash plantain into ¾ inch cubes. Keep these in water so that they do not stain.

Dice the onions into small pieces.

Chop the green chillies into small pieces

Place the drained pieces of ash plantain, chopped onion, salt, green chillies, turmeric powder and ½ cup water in the cooking pan and bring to boil.

Cook until ash plantain pieces are soft. Add the milk and bring to boil.

When boiled, add the cumin powder and stir and simmer.

Remove from fire.


Variation:

You can add charakku powder 3 teaspoons instead of cumin powder and omit green chillies. This becomes Charakku curry.

 

 

Ash plantain Fried 

Ingredients:

Ash plantain 200 Gms
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method:

Skin and slice ash plantain into thin slices or ½ inch cubes. Either way is fine.

Mix all the pieces with the chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder well so that all the pieces are well coated.

In a frying pan deep fry this little at a time until crispy.

You can keep this in a freezer and use later when you have to warm up in a hot oven for few minutes well supervised. They will be as fresh.

 

Plantain flower Varai 


Ingredients:

Plantain flower 1
Onion 1 medium
Dry chillies 4
Salt
Scraped coconut 2 tablespoon

Method:

Remove older parts of the banana flower and starting from the top of the flower, gently chop into very small pieces and empty into a bowl with water.

It is bit difficult to do this but practice makes it perfect.

Add some salt into the water and beat the flower pieces with a fork to remove the bitterness.

Squeeze the flower when ready to cook. Remove as much water as you can.

In a hot frying pan, fry the diced onion and chopped dry chillies until soft.

Add the flower pieces and salt and 2 tablespoon of water, cover and cook stirring now and again.

When well cooked, add the coconut scrapping and continue to cook stirring until the mixture is dry.

 

 

Ash Plantain Varai 

Ingredients:

Ash plantain 200 Gms
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Charakku powder 2 teaspoon
Onions 1 medium
Dry chillies 3
Scrapped Coconut ½ cup
Salt

Method:

Skin and cut ash plantain into cubes and boil them in water with turmeric powder until soft.

Drain mash coarsely.

Add to this, the charakku powder, salt and coconut scrapings and mix well into a good mixture.

In a hot pan in 1 tablespoon oil, fry diced onions and chopped dry chillies until onions are soft.

Add the mixture ash plantain and stir constantly until all well mixed and to a loose consistency.

Remove from fire.