Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Plantain Crumble (Valakkai Podimaas)

Plantain or Green bananas, you still remember showcased in Plantain Chips? That's right everyone. Today, we are going to use the same bananas for this podimas. Basically a crumble. Crumbled steamed or simmered bananas stir fried alongside curry leaves, turmeric powder, mustard seeds and dried chillies. This version of mine, as always is unique akin nava-k, I added pistachios for the crunch. I have already spoken, you should make it followers of nava-k. Until then, bye.

3 (abt 370g) green unripe bananas/plantain 
5 shallots - slice
50g roasted pistachios (without the skin)
(Note: can consider peanuts or cashew nuts) 
4 dried red chillies - cut or snip into smaller pieces
3 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 tsp lime juice
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Peel bananas and simmer with enough water and turmeric to soften.
Remove, drain off the water, cool down and gently crumble or mash up.  
Heat oil and when heated, saute shallots.
Add pistachios, dried chillies and curry leaves.
Stir together for a minute. 
Add crumbled bananas, pour lime juice and season with salt.
Stir for a couple of times over high heat and dish out.
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  1. hope to try out this recipe one of these days

  2. Plantain is one of my favorite sides! I think adding the pistachio is an awesome idea :) Buzzed


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