Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aratikaya Vepudu (Raw Banana Fry)




Arati Kaya fry takes minimal efforts to do but lot of time. This curry is eaten as a side for sambhar rice or curd rice, I personally do not eat this with rice but just eat it like chips. While peeling the skin off form the raw banana, your hand goes black, in order to avoid this, spread some oil while scraping the skin off. Also, cut this into small and regular prices meaning all of them are of the same size which means it takes the same heat for each piece to get cooked.Like, I said its very easy and doesn't include many ingredients, all that matters is you have to keep stirring so that every piece gets cooked evenly.There is another way of cooking this, which is by boiling this first and frying it, I find this way must tastier than the former.

Ingredients:

2 Raw Banana (Arati kaya)
2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp urad dal
salt
chilly (mirchi) powder
oil


Method:

1. Firstly, scrap the raw banana, peel of the skin and cut them into small regular pieces.

2. Heat a pan, add about 3-4 tsp of oil, this is required as you have 2 raw banana's and it would take some extra amount of oil for it to get cooked.

3. After the oil is heated, add the mustard seeds and urad dal. Let the mustard seeds splutter and the urad dal change its color. The real taste comes when the urad dal is fried for sometime. This combination of urad dal and raw banana is yum.


4. Now, add the chopped raw banana to this and add the salt accordingly. Do not add the chilly powder now, add this 5 minutes before removing from the heat.

5. Stir fry the raw banana on medium flame probably for about 25 minutes or till done. Keep checking the cooking levels in between.

6. Lastly, add the chilly powder and mix it well and remove it from flame.

3 comments:

Alisa said...

I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this plantain widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about plantain bananas,Thanks!

BRAD said...

Hey Anu, really very happy to see this blog so many dishes in a detailed way and I love it and feeling so damn hungry and so much willing to go back and have my favorite dishes.

Having said that this blog reminds of Julie from the movie Julie and Julia please check that out if you have not seen that yet

ANU said...

Thanks Brad, I hope you get a chance to try my recipes and if you do, please let us know the output! I am all charged reading this comment and will post more this week! Nopes, I don't know abt the movie, will check it out!