December 8, 2007

Plantain Curry with a twist of Tamarind


Plantains - 2
Tamarind Extract - 3/4 tbsp ( can be varied acc to our taste)
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
Chopped Garlic - 1/2 tbsp

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Black Spilt lentil seeds (Urad Dal) - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tbsp
Red Chillies - 1 or 2
Asafoetida - a pinch

How to make:

1. Peel off the skin of Plantains and cut into small pieces. Cook them for a while with some water until tender. Once cooled, mash them and keep aside.
2. In a flat skillet, heat oil, and add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and red chillies and let them splutter.
3. Then add curry leaves and chopped garlic. Cook until the raw taste of garlic is gone.
4. Now add the mashed plantain pieces, season with salt and turmeric. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Finally add the tamarind extract diluted in little water. Mix the contents well and let it cook for couple of minutes.
6. Serve hot with a heap of rice and a dollop of ghee.. Yummy..:D

Off this goes to Charlotte's Great Big Veggie Challenge as this week's vegetable is our 'PLANTAIN'..
P.S: The spice levels can be varied according to one's taste.

Hope Freddie - her 7 year old adorable son loves it!..:)

Adieu for now folks and Have a great weekend!


  1. A new recipe for me to try with plaintain.looks good to try.

  2. Thats a new recipe for me Plaintains & Tamarind! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Never had with tamarind. Looks really good

  4. @ Pravs: This plantain curry is a very at our household pravs.. infact, my ammama's ( grandmom) curry is yummiest of all...:D Thanks for dropping by!

    @ Seema: Do try it this way seema.. I am sure u wud luv it..:D

  5. @ HC: This is must curry for any occassion at our household HC.. My mom mentioned about this recipe couple of days bak.. and the outcome was just yuummmmmmmy!.. do try it sometime..:D

    @ Rajeshwari: Thanks dearie!

  6. when i was reading the recipe i got water in my mouth yummmmm i have some plaintains have to try this

  7. Wow, unusual recipe Siri, plantain and tamarind, great combo I must say!

  8. New and nice combi of plantain and tamarind

  9. Sri,
    the ingredients shows this is a tasty recipe!
    added in my long list..:)

  10. I have never had this before, looks really interesting though! I'm going to keep an eye out for some plantains now!

  11. looks gr8!! very tastey & healthy too...

  12. Something totally new for me too. Very nice. Viji


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