Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Masala Plantain Fry - புதுக்கோட்டை வாழைக்காய் வறுவல் -- Step by step

    Green plantain is a varsatile vegetable, which can be converted into different kind of food. Though I have posted plantian fry recipes, this is some what different from the others. My Dad went to "Pudhukottai" for a function. He tasted this at my SIL's home. He was impressed and praised it a lot. So , wanted to try this . Got the recipe from my friend / Cousin Ambika. She gave me the recipe, as a autograph,when I moved out of MSP. Today had some green plantains lying around, so fried these. Actual recipe called for deep frying, but I have shallow fried it .So its upto you, to decide upon shallow frying or deep frying. I have tried both methods and it taste great .

Check my other variations of Green plantain 

Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves - 2

1.Green plantain - 2
2.Oil - as needed

To grind:
1.Onion - 1/4 (If using pearl onions, use 4)
2.Coconut - 2 pieces
3.Garlic cloves - 2
4.Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
5.Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
6.Sambar powder - 1tsp
7.Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
8.Salt - to taste
9.Water - as needed


* Wash and peelthe green plantains and cut them cross sectionally. This way, the plantain will not cook to crispy,while we fry it. 

* Take all the ingredients to grind in a blender, grind it to a fine paste ,with little water.The paste should be very fine.
* Take pan , add oil. Shallow fry the green plantian ,till it is 60% cooked. I have just shallow fried it. You can even deep fry the green plantains. 
* Strain the green plantains on a kitchen towel.Dont fry the green plantains, till crisp. They should be soft, when touched.
* Now apply the masala to the green plantain and keep it aside for 5 mins. This will make the green plantain to absorb the masalas into it.I reserved some of the masala .As it was more for the 2 plantains.

* Now in the same pan, shallow fry the green plantains ,till the masalas are cooked. Alternativly, we can deep fry the masala coated green plantain. Similarly, we can fry fish in this masala.

Goes very well with curd rice or dal .

* For perfect plantain fry, use tender plantains.
* The original recipe called for deep frying the green plantain, but I have shallow fried it.
* If you don't want these masala, just grind garlic,fennel and sambar powder and apply. It will give a very good taste to the fry.
* We can also marinate the green plantain for 30 mins, I didnt had time, so just marinated it for 5 mins.
* If you don't want double frying, just apply the masala to the green plantain and fry it one time in oil.
* Adjust the amount of spice ,according to your taste.


Rafeeda AR said...

one of my favorite veges nicely fried... nice one...

Magees kitchenworld said...

Crspy, spicy plantain fry...apt for our southindian meals.

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow!!! Looks so yummy...

great-secret-of-life said...

wow! this looks amazing.. Love the masala combo.. It can be a snack or can go well with curd rice

minnie@thelady8home said...

Beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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