Jan 9, 2013

வாழைக்காய் பொடிமாஸ் / Valakai Puttu (Podimas) / Raw Plantain with Onions, Spices & Coconut


I love to make dishes like this, i have one version of this using potatoes. These dry curry are so flavourful and mild, which is a perfect sidedish with any spicy curries. I made my favorite karakulambu to serve with this.




I used my rice cooker, to steam the banana for this. Many people raise me questions to show recipes which uses rice cooker and what all stuff we can do in a rice cooker. 

This is what i do, i have a steamer basket which came along with my rice cooker. I use that to steam veggies when i am cooking rice in that. So two job get done in one time. 

Enough with that tip, try this and let me know what you think..


Preparation Time : 10 mins (includes cooking banana)
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves - 2 to 3

Ingredients:

Raw Banana - 2 large ones
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Green Chilli - 3 chopped finely ( Or to taste)
Ginger - 1 tblspn minced
Curry leaves - 5 chopped finely
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Salt to taste

For Seasonings:
Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu paruppu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2

Method:

Take Raw Banana, cut them top and bottom off, Put them in a steamer, i used my rice cooker and steam them for 10 mins till they are soft.Let them cool a bit.Peel them and mash them.

Now heat oil in a sauce pan, add in mustard, urad dal, cumin, red chilli and let them sizzle for a min.

Add in onions and saute for a min.

Add in green chilli, curry leaves, ginger and saute for a min.

Add in salt and toss well.

Add in the mashed banana and give a good mix.Saute for 5 mins, so it gets coated with all the spices.

Add in coconut and give one final mix. Switch off them flame.

Serve with rice and curry.

Pictorial:
First take some raw banana
Cut the top and bottom off and steam it.
I used my rice cooker to steam this
Cook till it is completely soft
peel the skin off
and mash them, you could grate them
Heat oil in a sauce pan
add the whole spices in
and let them brown for a while
Add in the onions and cook them for a while
add in green chillies and ginger
add in some salt
and saute them
add in mashed bananas
and mix them in the spices
add a good amount of coconut to this
and toss well

Serve

7 comments:

  1. Delicious and healthy puttu. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  2. THis is making me SO hungry - it looks and sounds wonderful :)
    Mary x

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  3. mmmm.... I ate this once in my friend's house. Now too I can remember the taste. Yummmm....

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  4. I never eat this when my mom make this during my childhood days...now I often crave for it...

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  5. Triad it's yummmy. Arthy. Thankzzz i m totally new to kitchen and i m a regualr follower of ur blog... it is awsom

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