Monday, October 14, 2013

Aratikaya Vepudu | Raw Banana Stir fry

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aratikaya vepudu
'Stir Fry' or 'Vepudu' is a part of typical Andhra meal and we prepare various stir fries on a daily basis to pair with steamed rice. One can prepare either the deep fried stir fries, which are definitely tastier and also the shallow fried simple stir fries. Vegetables like Potatoes, Ladies finger(Okra), Arbi(Taro root), Brinjal, Raw Banana and Yam taste really delicious in the form of stir fries, you can either deep fry them or shallow fry them based on your requirements and season it with Garlic chili powder, it tastes yumm!! I would say a simple Stir fry and Rasam with hot rice and few fryums is a comforting meal for me .
raw banana stir fry
'Raw Banana' also known as 'Raw Plantain' or 'Aratikaya' in Telugu and 'Balekai' in Kannada. Let us check out the simple yet delicious stir fry using raw bananas.
Check out few more interesting preparations with Raw Banana here.
raw plantain stir fry

Aratikaya Vepudu | Balekai Palya | Raw Banana(Plantain) Fry:
Serves:3-4 persons
Prep time:15 mins | Cooking time:15 mins | Total time:30 mins
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Stir fry - Side dish

Ingredients:
2 Raw Plantains(Raw Bananas)
1 Onion,finely chopped
2-3 Garlic pods,crushed
8-10 Curry leaves
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Chana dal
1 tbsp Oil

Method:
  • Steam the raw plantains for 10 mins or pressure cook for 2 whistles.Cool it and peel the skin and cut it into small pieces.
  • Heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and add chana dal and urad dal and fry for few mins.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped onions and crushed garlic and fry until the onions turn pink.
  • Add chopped raw banana pieces and fry for 8-10 mins until they become slightly crisp.
  • Now add Garlic chili powder and mix nicely and fry for 2 mins.As the garlic chili powder already has salt we don't need to add extra salt,check the taste and add salt if required.Add more garlic chili powder if you want it more spicy.
Serve it hot with hot steamed rice,ghee and fryums or as a side dish with sambar rice or rasam rice.

Notes:
  • You can also pound 3-4 green chillies with 5-6 garlic pods and 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut and add it at the end for a variation.
  • If you do not have Garlic chili powder,increase the amount of garlic pods to 4-5 and also add 3/4 tsp red chili powder and salt at the end.
  • You can follow the same process for vegetables like potatoes,Taro root(Arbi) and Yam(kandagadda). It tastes delicious.
raw banana stir fry

9 comments:

Resna Nishad said...

Delicious...looks so tasty...perfect side dish

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shobhnaa said...

Very simple recipe for raw bananas..... but the way garlic-chilli powder is used here, is making it even more delicious.... a good & ready to use ingredient-substitute for other ingredients required there.

Anonymous said...

mmm...yummy vepudu prathibha.love that bowl.

Wer SAHM said...

simply delicious and spicy hot plantain fry...

Arthy Suman said...

bananas....i go bananas over it...

SARADA DEVI said...

EVEN FOR SIMPLE AND COMMON RECIPES ,YOU GIVE A STYLISH TOUCH, NICE LOOKS AND IDEAS TO MAKE THEM DELICIOUS AND TASTY. KEEP IT UP

Sona S said...

yummy and delicious stir fry.

Priti S said...

My fav ..looks real delish along with spread ....I made same yday too :) ..telepathy going for sure

Deepa Komaravolu said...

Can u pls share how to prepare garlic chilli powder

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