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Raw Plantain Fry/ Aritikaya Vepudu/ Green Banana Fry

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Plantain/ Aritikaya.. This vegetable or fruit plays a very important role in our daily lives. None of the parts of these plant is useless. From root to top, it is used in Ayurveda n in our daily cooking, mostly.. Green banana is used for cooking purpose where as yellow banana is used in deserts or as a regular diet. Yellow banana is a holly vegetable in most parts of the India. Banana leaves are used by many people on fasting days. Till today in most of the places, it is used in wedding dinners..

Here is the recipe for raw plantain fry..

Raw Plantain: 2, cut into slices
Onion: 1 big, finely chopped
Green chili: 3, diagonally chopped
Gram flour pakora: 1 cup( optional)
Green Chili- Garlic paste: 2tsp( Jus mash them in mortar)
Oil:  for deep frying
Oil: 1tbsp
Red chili: 2
Channa dal: 1tsp
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Turemric: 1tsp
Red chili Powder: 1tsp
Coriander Powder: 1tsp
Garam masala: 1tsp
Salt: to taste

Tip: To avoid darking of your hands because of cutting plantain. Rub some oil to your hands or wear gloves.. Later wash with milk..

1) Heat oil for deep frying plantain's.
2) Wash and cut plantain's into a thin slices. Dip them in salt water. Pat dry before frying.

3) Sprinkle little bit  chili powder on chips.
4) Deep fry them for 2mins or until they turn into light golden color-each batch on both sides.
5) Strain them n place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

6) In a pan, heat oil n add red chili n channa dal.Fry for 30 sces.
7) Now add mustard seeds n let them splutter. Add cumin seeds n fry for  30 secs.
8) Add onion n fry for 5-6 mins or until they are little crunchy.
9) Stir in turmeric, green chili, chili - garlic paste and fry for couple mins.
10) Add pakora if using..
11) Stir in fried plantain chips. Fry for 3-4 mins
12) Sprinkle red chili powder, salt, coriander powder, garam masala according to your taste.Be careful with salt.
13) Fry for 3mins and switch off. Here i added some pre-made gram flour pakora, which i keep in handy.

Enjoy Raw Plantain Fry along with rice and some soup..


Ushnish Ghosh December 17, 2009 at 1:12 AM  

Dear Silpa
It is one of your best presentations, photographs as well the detailed description.
This is new dish for me, especially lot of chili looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day

SE(Denufood) December 17, 2009 at 6:23 AM  

very well...I love plantains though I cannot eat a lot of them due to allergies..but this looks so tempting.

Malar Gandhi December 17, 2009 at 6:30 AM  

Nice intro' pictures...who cud resist this spicy creation, I like aratikaye vepudu...good with dhall rice.

Nostalgia December 17, 2009 at 6:33 AM  

Awesome! I like the post its very well done. It's so true how the whole banana plant is edible..nice job!

Siddhi Shirsat December 17, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

hey silpa...very nice recipe...luks yumm n spicy... i dint know that those raw boring banans can be used is such a nice manner and the outcome is so nice

my kitchen December 20, 2009 at 1:47 AM  

Delicious vepudu,will try ur version soon

Sushma Mallya December 20, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

wow that looks really delicious,never tried this out with plantains,surely must be very tasty..

Nithya December 20, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

This is my favorite one too.. :)

I am not sure if I have been to your blog before.. but pretty sure to be back often. you have a lovely collection of recipes. Keep it going.

you are welcome to my space too. Visit sometime.


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