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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Valakkai Varuval - Aratikaya Vepudu - Raw Plantain fry (Roast) - balekai fry


       Raw plantain is known as Aratikaya in telugu and balekai in Kannada. Raw plantain is a popular vegetable, in south Indian cuisine. This belongs to banana family.The green banana or unripe  is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.Now we prepare a delicious  plantain fry or valakkai poriyal.




Ingredients
plantain - 2.
tamarind - 1 piece.
coriander powder - 1 tsp.
chilli powder - 1 tsp.
salt - to taste.
turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp.



To Temper 
 
oil - to fry.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp. 
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.

Preparation
  • Peel the skin  of plantain and  chop into circular disc and immerse it in a bowl of water, to avoid discoloration.
  • Soak the tamarind in 2 tbsp of  water for half an hour,  to extract tamarind juice.
  • Drain the water, from chopped plantains, add tamarind juice, add coriander powder, chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, to it and mix well. keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Method
  • Heat the oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds when it splutters,add cumin seeds when it sizzles add marinated plantain   saute  now and then, and take care, it should not burnt or stick to  sides of kadai. saute for 20 - 25 minutes, in a medium  low flame till it is well roasted and soft.
  •   Serve with Andra pappu, Pappu Pulusu , Rasam and Dodajjanam(Curd rice).






the green banana is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqXat3N
the green banana is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqXat3N
the green banana is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqXat3N
the green banana is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqXat3N
the green banana is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqXat3N
the green banana is best eaten cooked, either boiled or fried. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqTB3Pr
the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar,

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjqOBgGk
the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjpXeQRB
the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjpXeQRB
the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507166-green-bananas-health-benefits/#ixzz2CjpXeQRB

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