Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Raw Plantain Preparation (Aratikaya Nimmakaya Kura)

South Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Andhra Cuisine
Andhra Raw Plantain Preparation (Aratikaya Nimmakaya Kura)

Quick & Easy, one of those few 10 Minute Andhra Recipes!
Today this comes straight from my Grandmother's Kitchen where she Suggested we make this with less time in our hands for Lunch :)
Serves 3

Raw Green Plantain (Kaccha Kela/Aratikaya)- about 500 Grams, Peeled & Cut in Cubes

For Tempering:
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 1 Tbsp.
Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)- ½ Tsp.
Split Black Lentil (Urad Dal)- ¼ Tsp.
Mustard Seed (Rai/Sarson)- ½ Tsp.
Cumin Seed (Jeera)- ¼ Tsp.
Curry Leaves- 10 Small
Dried Red Chilli- 1, Broken
Hing- a Pinch

Turmeric Powder- ½ Tsp.
Salt- To Taste

Green Chillies- 2, Finely Chopped
Lemon Juice- 1 


Can Add Ginger, Fenugreek Seeds (Methi) in the Initial Tempering as well

Can make this Recipe with different Flavouring Ingredients like Jaggery-Tamarind Pulp, Mustard Seeds Paste etc.
The Raw Plantain Recipes with these Flavours can be found in Our Blog

Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :) 


  1. your blog provides 'Aratikaya Nimmakaya Kura',It is one of the diffrent taste and very goo taste.I have made this curry your blog text and wall photos.

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    1. Thank you for the Feedback, it means a lot..will pass on this to my Grandma as well :)

      the link you provided for Andhra Recipes is great, does that belong to you?

      hope to hear from you again :)