Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Balekaayi Palya/Plantain


Ingredients:
Balekaayi/Plantain-3
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomato-1,chopped
Curry leaves-1sprig
Tamarind juice-2tbsp or to taste
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Fresh coriander to garnish


For grinding:
Fresh coconut-1/2 cup
Onion -1,roughly chopped
Tomato-1, roughly chopped
Sambhar powder-2tsp
(you can substitute sambhar powder with chillipowder,dhaniyapowder and turmeric.)


Method:
1.Wash and peel the plantain and cut them into bite size pieces
and soak them in clean water with little salt so they don't turn into
black colour.
2.Grind coconut,onion,tomato and sambhar powder into fine paste.
3.Heat a oil in a pan add mustard,when they started to splutter.add onions
and fry until translucent.Now add tomatoes,curry leaves and salt saute for
minute.
4.When tomatoes becomes soft add chopped plantain saute for second and add grinded masala paste,tamarind juice with 1/2cup water,close the lid of a pan and allow to cook on a low flame until plantain are soft.
5.Take out of the heat,garnish with coriander.
This goes well with Chappati,Akki roti,rice and dosa's.
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