Friday, February 24, 2012

Aratikaya Dullu / Plantain cooked with Tamarind and Jaggery.

            "Plantain  is boiled and then cooked in tamarind pulp along with little jaggery."

This is made usually at festivals at my paternal grandmother's home.  A traditional South Indian dish made two ways. One with tamarind and jaggery and the other with green chillies and lemon juice.

Ingredients :

Plantains --------------------------3
Onion------------------------------1 small
Green chillies---------------------3
Red chilly pwdr------------------1/2 tbsp
Tamarind Pulp------------------- 1 &1/2 tbsps
Jaggery----------------------------2 tbsps
Turmeric-------------------------- 1/2 tsp
Cilantro----------------------------1 tbsp
Oil---------------------------------- 2tsps

For Tempering :

Mustard seeds-------------------1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin---------------------1 tsp
Chana dal------------------------1 tsp
Urad dal  ------------------------2 tsp
Garlic---------------------------- 1 pod, crushed
Curry leaves--------------------6-8
Dried red chillies---------------2-3 made into pieces
Oil-------------------------------- 2 tsps

Method :

  • Boil plantains , let cool ,remove the skin and mash it gently.
  • Alternately, pierce the plantains, wet a tissue remove excess water and fold it round one plantain , microwave for 3 minutes. Keep aside. Repeat with remaining plantains.
  • Let cool and discard the skins. Mash the plantains.
  • Heat oil in a kadai add the mustard seeds and jeera when they start crackling, add the urad and chana dal fry for 2 minutes or till the dal changes color. Add the garlic, turmeric, dried red chillies and curry leaves. 
  • Add  onions and cook till they are slightly brown. Add salt, red chilly pwd and the mashed plantain and mix well.
  • Fry for about 5-6 minutes or till the plantain turns a little brown.
  • Add the tamarind pulp and jaggery and mix well. Adjust seasonings.
  • Cook for another 5-8 minnutes .
  • Add cilantro and switch off the stove.
  • Serve with rice, rasam or sambar.
  • Enjoy!!!



Loonie said...

Hello! I made this for dinner with rice, and I liked it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Loonie said...

Hello.. I made this dish for dinner and I liked it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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