Monday, January 25, 2010

Aratikya Ava Pettina Kura...Raw Plantains cooked in mustard paste

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These days if I ever get to visit any book store my concentration is more on the cook book's section rather than any other section.During one of my such visits a couple of months back,this book called "Cooking at home with pedatha" caught my attention as I have read about this book in a couple of blogs.This book is quite interesting for anyone who loves to try traditional and authentic Andhra recipes.When I was just flipping through the recipes this recipe seemed very interesting because of the blend of ingredients used in the curry and I quickly noted down the recipe in my mind which I tried almost immediately the next day so that I wont forget the recipe but forgot to post immediately.All I remember was that the curry was very simple and loaded with lots of flavors from mustard and coriander.This post was sitting in my drafts from almost several months and as I said I am clearing off my drafts in the coming weeks I thought of posting this recipe too but I forgot the recipe.When I searched the internet for the recipe luckily I found the same recipe here which helped in refreshing my memory.So here I am reproducing the recipe for you guys and also for my future reference.

Ingredients:

2 plantains(raw banana)
a pinch of turmeric
salt

To grind :
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp raw rice
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
5-6 green chilies
1 " ginger ,chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
salt to taste

For tadka:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
a sprig of curry leaves
a pinch of asafoetida(hing)

Method:
  • Chop raw banana into 1/2 " cubes and immerse them in water.Boil them in salted water mixed with turmeric until it is cooked completely.Drain and keep them aside.
  • Soak raw rice and mustard seeds in warm water for around 15 mins.
  • Grind the ingredients mentioned under the section To grind to a coarse paste adding some water if required.Take care of the addition of salt as we are adding salt when cooking the plantains.
  • Heat oil in a skillet/pan and crackle mustard seeds and jeera.Add urad dal and fry until light golden in color and then add curry leaves and hing and fry for a minute.
  • Add ground paste to it and fry until the raw smell goes away and now add cooked plantain pieces to it and mix well.Sprinkle some water over it and cover and cook for 5 mins on low flame.
Serve it hot with rice and ghee.

39 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

wow what a colour,so beautiful and such a lovely click too...simple but yet a very delicious dish & recipe...

LG said...

I am proud owner of Cooking with Pedatha book. I love it absolutely! Aratikaya kura looks yummm...

Happy Cook said...

I can imagine the dleicous flaovour and love that colour.

jayasree said...

Lovely color.. Like the addition of mustard paste in dry curries.

Rohini said...

Looks yum... Loved the versatile flavors of the dish blended delicately!!

Pari said...

Hi Prathy. This is one of the books in my BIG BUY list.
The veggie looks great and I can smell the aroma of mustard and coconut together...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Aratikaya is something...i started to eat recently....this sounds yum and love to this try version.....

Tina said...

Its a new version to me dear..Looks yummy and tempting...Beautiful clicks too...

Asha said...

Masala sounds great, lovely color.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I just love the greenly color of the dish..looks so fresh and delicious too:)

Priya said...

Wow beautiful green colour raw banana dish, looks fantastic..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious, i am bookmarking this and gonna try soon.

Malar Gandhi said...

Aratikaye cooked in mustard paste sounds very new to me, a must try one for sure.

Vrinda said...

nice one..v add ground mustard seeds in pachady...

sowmya.s said...

looks delicious..

Supriya Nair said...

looks tempting...mustard seeds add nice flavour to the dish.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!!!!!!! looks super..yummy yumm...

SE said...

very beautiful !! yummy..i usually don't try plantains in the winters..but this is tempting..

kamala said...

Some thing new to me lovely colour and nice click

Uma said...

I've been thinking of trying this recipe for a long time. Thanks for the yummy recipe Prathy! Love the look of it. Tempting!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I too make this dish but slightly different way..nice pic

Shri said...

Looks yum!Ava pettina kura is my fav. in Both Cabbage and Plantains!I can't get that straight every time I make it and so I rely on my mom for this..:D

Pavithra said...

Looks delicious prathy .. Grinding mustard seeds is really different I must adopt this next time. Others are same as I do .. I do the same with brinjal too.

Gita said...

Very new and interesting curry dear..must have been very flavorful :)...nice click!

Cham said...

Beautiful color and I ve seen many recipes from that book in blogs!

Sush said...

my family members are a big NO for raw plantains. I will try this recipe when i am alone :p
I am yet to buy that book :(
lovely green color you have got for the stirfry.

jeyashrisuresh said...

love raw banana very much.this version looks so yum.nice click

Parita said...

Very unique combo dish! i love mustard paste and plantains but never tried both together

munchcrunchandsuch said...

oh lovely colour and a new recipe for me. looks too gud.

Nostalgia said...

Very nice, quite different from how I make in that I dont add rice nad coriander.. thanks for sharing. This will be a nice variation

AdukalaVishesham said...

a different recipe for one of our fav vegetable... will definitely give it a try

Aps said...

Raw banans with garlic tadka is my fav...nd fries too....this is new will try it out :)

Valarmathi said...

Looks delicious Prathiba. Liked the green color of the dish.

kitchen queen said...

delicious curry to go with rice.you have a nice space here. you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a very interesting recipe using plantains,sounds and looks awesome Prathiba!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Great to know your thirst for cook books dear. Banana curry has come out so lovely.

n33ma said...

Love the color of the dish and also the mustard lends a unique taste to the dish doesn't it?I made it sometime back from Mahanadi blog.Sabsige chitranna also looks yummy.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very yummy recipe with raw banana, addition of coconut is excellent Prathy!

Yasmeen said...

Interesting spicy flavors,I never though of grinding mustard seeds.

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