Thursday, March 22, 2012

Raw Plantain cooked with Mustard Seeds Paste (Aratikaya Ava Pettina Kura)

South Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Andhra Cuisine
Raw Plantain cooked with Mustard Seeds Paste (Aratikaya Ava Pettina Kura) 
Quick & Easy, one of those few 10 Minute Andhra Recipes!
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 the Mustard Seeds Paste:
Mustard Seeds (Rai/Aavalu)- 2 Tsp.
Warm Water- for Soaking

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


In a Bowl, Soak the Mustard Seeds in Warm Water for about 5-10 Minutes & make a Roughly Ground Paste in a Mortar Pestle or a Blender

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

Can make this Recipe with different Flavouring Ingredients like Jaggery-Tamarind Pulp, Lemon Juice 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 :)

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