Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vaazhaika / Plantain Poriyal


Vaazhaika / Plantain - 1
Onion - 1 - chopped
Red chill - 2 nos
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - A pinch
Curry leaves - few
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Hing - A pinch
Grated coconut - 1 tsp(optional)


1. Cut the plantain in square shape, add 1/2 cup of water, add turmeric and salt and let it boil for exactly 5 mins. Close the lid so that it get cooked soon.
2. After 5 mins, drain if there is any excess water in it and keep it aside. Don't keep it without draining water, because it'll be cooked more and get smashed.
3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add urad dal and add onion, red chilli, curry leaves and hing now and fry until you see golden brown in onion.
4. Then add the boiled plantain, add coconut and mix well. Low the flame and stir for few mins.