Thursday, December 13, 2007

Raw Banana/Plaintain fry (Balekai palya)

Balekai/Aratiya/Plaintain Plantains can be used for cooking at any stage of ripeness, and very ripe plantain can be eaten raw... Here is a quick Plaintain spiced fry which is very easy & can be served with rice and a dollop of ghee or can be eaten with roti/partha.

3 small plaintains/Raw bananas/Balekai (peeled and sliced into small chunks)
2tsps sambhar powder
2tsp lime juice
2tbsp fresh grated coconut
a pinch of turmeric

For seasoning:
2tbsp oil, hing, mustard, jeera, curry leaves and dried red chillies..

First peel and remove any fibre from the raw bananas and slice it into little chunks. Now add turmeric and lime juice and mix the chunks well and set aside for 5mins.

In a pan add oil and season with mustard, jeera, curry leaves and dried red chillies. Now add the chunks and fry for a few minutes till the chunks get crispy and golden brown. Now add sambhar powder and coconut, salt and mix well for 3minutes.. Do not cover the pan with a lid at any point of time if you want crispier chunks...Enjoy..


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh lovely!!! One of my fav.... Anna-saaru jothe tumba chennagiratte.

Canadian Kannadiga said...

Great Recipe, made for a phenomenal Sunday lunch

prernarula said...

Excellent recipe!! thanks my family just loved it & have been asking for it again...please post some more goodies!!!

ವನಿತಾ said...

Recently I tried this..and it was really yummy..thanks to such a nice recipe..You can see the kannada version in my blog..