Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Raw Plantain Fry / Banana Fry / Vazhakkai Varuval

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Today’s recipe is a spicy masala stir fry dish using   Raw Plantain ( Green ). This is a popular vegetable in Southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala & serves as a major source of starchy calories. This fry recipe is quickest and easiest to prepare. I like to savour this dish in my Mom’s taste.
Here you go with the simple Plantain Fry recipe, which tastes excellent with variety rice..!!!
Try them once and you’ll be hooked..
Ingredients:
·         Plantain                        - 2
·         Oil                                - 2 tbsp
·         Mustard                        - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                           - ½ tsp
·         Hing                              - a pinch
·         Curry leaves                  - 5 or 6
·         Onion                            - 1
·         Tomato small                 - 2
·         Garlic                            - 4
·         Turmeric pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd               - 1  tbsp
·         Pepper pwd                   - ½  tsp
·         Lemon juice                   - 1 tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Coriander leaves
Method:
1.     Wash and peel the skin of plantain.
2.     Finely slice to small pieces.
3.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
4.     Add mustard, cumin, hing and curry leaves.
5.     Wait to crackle.
6.     Add chopped onion and garlic pieces.
7.     Sauté till it is soft.
8.     Add mashed tomato and cook well.
9.     Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, pepper pwd and combine.
10.  Now add plantain pieces, mix with little water.
11.  Cover and cook , until plantain is cooked soft.
12.  Drizzle oil to sides and fry in low flame.
13.  Remove from flame, add a tsp of lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and stir.
14.  Serve hot with rice along with sambar / rasam.

15.  Tasty plantain fry ready to enjoy as side dish with rice...:)

60 comments:

  1. First !
    I discovered plantan just recently so great taht you are featuriing this recepie:)

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  2. stire is tempting and souds delicious

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  3. Nice recipe, Jay..Raw banana fry looks very yummy!

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  4. Tasty sounding recipe! I've only ever had plantains as a sweet dish, not savory. So this should be fun!

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  5. Looks so spicy and yum... Would be a great side dish for anything

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  6. It sounds nice and exotic:)

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  7. I really love bananas cooked in this way, so I think I will save your recipe to be able to play. Have a nice day

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  8. hello..
    a few minutes ago i just google what is plaintains.. i thought it was same like bananas.. only i know plaintains is not sweet.. but starchy.. never found plaintains in Malaysia yet.. just wonder.. how it's taste..
    your dishes looks delicious..

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  9. I always add chilli powder for fry...Will try to add pepper powder next time...Luks very tempting jay...

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  10. Yummy and exotic dish....

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  11. How to miss this recipe, its such a favorite among the Indian family, great with sambar.

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  12. Nice dish...I often make this with dal chawal..

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  13. Wow!! I never tried this method. It looks easy too. Will try this soon.

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  14. i never used tomato for vazhakkai fry...will try ur version...

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  15. Looks yum. love stir fry with raw banana.. will try this recipe. Thanks for coming by :)

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  16. OMG.. This is the one i m looking for.. Thx for sharing..
    love to try soon..

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  17. Never thought of eating plantains this way like a curry. Looks delicious

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  18. thanx for your wonderful thoughts..:)

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  19. Nice recipe Jay..I love this with curd or sambar rice...
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  20. Dear Jay
    Nothing much to say...I am going to market for the raw banana..rest I have already ...I cant sleep in peace without eating this dish...of course it wont be like yours...but who cares as long as my wife doesn't taste the dish cooked by you..ha ha
    have a nice weekend at kitchen......

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  21. These look incredibly flavorful!

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  22. வாழைக்காய் வறுவல் மட்டும் இருந்தாலே போதும் எனக்கு,ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு...

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  23. nice one dear..yummy.

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  24. Never had this before but it's worth trying. Great flavour.

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  25. Jay...this looks very tempting....I have never made stir fry with so many spices...will try it sometime..

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  26. Ur version makes me drool jay.will try this when i make this veggie next time

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  27. Wow...Jay this is really a very yummy fry with all masalas...you are tempting me very much...not fair :) so this is my next raw banana recipe...super like!!!

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  28. Wow mouthwatering here,spicy and delicious..superb recipe

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  29. ahh i used to eat fried plaintains when i was living in peru for a bit! they are such a delight!

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  30. Browsing here and there, I came across your Blog ... And it was a pleasant surprise!
    I have to congratulate you for the quality of the recipes that you propose, photos and all the contents of this interesting your space.
    I'm your follower now, if you want to see me go .... You are welcome
    The Magic Pumpkin

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  31. I never know that we can cook banana this way! Thanks for sharing :)

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  32. This goes well with my blog name...very interesting

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  33. I love plantains!!!! LOVE. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  34. Oh my gosh this looks SO GOOD! I really love plantains but have never used them in dishes!

    We are your newest followers!!

    Love,

    http://chickswholovetoeat.blogspot.com/

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  35. Looks yummy and different with tomato. we won't use tomato for this recipe. will give a try next time.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

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  36. Yummmyyyyyy Banana Fry!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  37. Looks spicy and tasty. Love this recipe

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  38. delicious looking curry looks wonderful

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  39. This look so delicious.

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  40. I really enjoy your comments and suggestions and look forward to them.

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  41. tempting sweet dish

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  42. Nice one Jay!!!! I love raw banan subzis!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  43. We love this anytime and I make a slightly different version. Next time I'll try adding hing, tomato and pepper powder for a delicious twist--thanks to you!

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  44. very nice recipe dear..i love raw plantain....

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  45. Hi there!
    Thanks so much for your kind worda! I really like your blog too. Recipe looks factastic btw-I love love love plaintain!!! =)
    Keep 'em coming!
    Ameya

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  46. Plantains were my fav.when I went to college in Florida...I miss them. Yours look so flavorful!

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  47. Lovely recipe! I am sure my family will love it! Thanks for sharing dear!

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  48. One of my favourite "uperi" - thats what we call this preparation in Kerala.

    looks yummy

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  49. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

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  50. I love bananas, so I will have to try this!

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  51. I usually just love frying bananas with just brown sugar...

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  52. yummmmmmmm!!!
    First tym her!!! Happy to follow u

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  53. Fry looks delicious, very tempting color.

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  54. jay delisious.nice work dear................

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  55. I'd love to try this, Jay! You always have such wonderful ideas :)

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  56. Delicious banana fry,looks so tempting.

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  57. Can't wait to try this one! We order plantains at a local restaurant here so I am eager to make my own. I have never seen hing available here in the US, would it make a big difference if I had to omit it?

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