Monday, November 9, 2009

Aratikaaya pachi pulusu/Raw Banana in tangy tamarind stew

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Pachi pulusu is something that can be made in jiffy as it does not require any cooking process.It is made up of diluted tamarind pulp with finely chopped onions and green chillies and adjusted the sourness of tamarind by adding equal quantity of jaggery and some salt to taste.When I run out of time or I really need some zing to my taste buds I generally prepare pachi pulusu.Where as this is a new version of it by adding mashed raw banana and sesame powder which makes it still more yummier and also some cooking process is involved.This is a completed balanced flavorful stew which tickles your tongue with its unique taste.Try it to enjoy the flavors of it.

Ingredients:

2 Raw banana's
1 big lemon sized Tamarind

2-3 tbsp grated jaggery

1 medium onion,finely chopped

3-4 green chillies,slit

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp chopped coriander

salt to taste


for tadka:
1 tsp ghee/Oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 red chillies,broken


Method:
  • Pressure cook raw banana for 2-3 whistles until it is completely cooked.Cool it,remove the peel and mash it completely.
  • Slightly toast sesame seeds in a pan and cool it.Grind it to a fine powder.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water fr 15 mins and remove the pulp.Add grated jaggery and salt to it and mix properly.
  • Add slit green chillies to it and mash it with hand completely.If you are allergic to green chillies like me,slight crush the green chillies in a mortar and pestle,this process also works fine.
  • Now add some water,mashed raw banana and sesame seed powder to it and mix and adjust the salt,spice and sweetness according to your taste by adding the respective ingredients.
  • Heat ghee in a small tadka pan,crackle mustard seeds and fry red chillies for a minute and add this tadka to the mixture and add chopped coriander and mix well and serve.
Note:
  1. This is generally not heated on stove,it is served cold with hot steaming rice.
  2. Use oil in seasoning for a Vegan version.

46 comments:

Tina said...

Nice post dear.....

Anncoo said...

Hi Parthy,

Banana & tamarind ~ Sounds great!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe prathiba...looks really delicious,never tried using raw banana this way,surely must be good...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pratibha
My 1st visit to your blog. You have a great site indeed...Pulusu with raw banana ..hmmm. raw banana even its peels are my favorite. Next time I make raw banana peel dish, I will make this one...I will spare the chicken
Happy cooking

Akal's Saappadu said...

the curry sounds interesting; the blend of sesame seeds with the tamarind and jaggery gives a wonderful favlour; something new to try, for me!

Priya said...

Delicious stew dear, that too with my favourite veggie...

sowmya.s said...

yummy ..delicious and a very interesting recipe..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nice one.... we have a similar one.. called mendiya Koyumbu

RAKS KITCHEN said...

hey we make a similar one,I love that a lot,ur version sounds good too!

Rohini said...

Wow.. Love the tangy raw flavor!! Must taste heaven!! :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

New recipe and quite easy to make.

Happy cook said...

I have never had this, looks like a comfort dish with rice.

Pavithra said...

Hi prathy thats wonderful yummy pulusu, I love pachi pulusu as u said it really tickles ur tongue and cannot resist eating. Hey I missed many posts of urs perugu vadalu makes me hungry dear...looks yummy. My fav too.

Vrinda said...

Never tried raw banana with tamarind,sounds tasty....

Suparna said...

hey Prathy,
I too made something similar today :)I bet quick fixes are of great help!

Kalaivani said...

New and easy recipe, will try it soon.

SE(Denufood) said...

yuummmm , new to me..will give it a try..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i love such quick tasty ones...
lovely idea...

Chitra said...

Very new to me..Looks yummy..will surely try ..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Raw banana curry seems a very good idea. Absolutely love this curry. Have to try soon.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious, nice one.

Sireesha said...

Delicious and inviting pachipulusu

munchcrunchandsuch said...

thats new to me..am bookmarking it..and the dahi vada is gorgeous..I think I can finish off the whole plate

Ramya Bala said...

a new recipe and bookmarked :)

Sush said...

I love raw bananas.., but get scared of the gastric problems I get after that :)
this tangy curry looks yum

Vidya Rao said...

Thaz such a quickie...looks tempting!

Shri said...

Dahi vada looks so delicious!Never made pulusu with aratikaya:)

Valarmathi said...

Looks delicious Prathiba.

my kitchen said...

Never tried,good one

Cham said...

I tasted this pulusu at friends place. I love this gravy for tangy taste!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Love tangy stew..that 2 with raw banana..Looks yummy and super delicious.ur making me hungry parthiba..Wow!!Feel like having some with hot rice rite now..

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me....i think i have one raw banana waiting in the fridge...going to try this and let you know....

Kaha ho madamji?

Laavanya said...

Very interesting.. i mostly only make dry preparations with raw banana.

jayasree said...

I make a similar one using grilled brinjals. Adding mashed banana is interesting.

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!
Check out Oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!
Check out Oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!
Check out Oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

Malar Gandhi said...

I like pachi pulusu...and aratokaya addition is totaly new to me.

I loved ur dahi vada, man...its looks gorgeous.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi Prathy, raw banana in tamarind sauce is so new to me. Worth to try!

Nithya Praveen said...

Nice combo Prathiba...never tried mixing the two...good one!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yummy Prathiba....looks so delicious...never seen a recipe with banana though!nice pic!

Gulmohar said...

That's new to me...

Gulmohar said...

That's new to me..thanks for sharing :-)

Andhra Flavors said...

vankaya pachi pulusu telusu gaani e artikaya pachipusu kotha version. must try once.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

all well at ur end? dint c ur posts coming for a while..

Divya Vikram said...

Looks really tangy and perfect with rice!

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