Sunday, May 4, 2008

Vazhakai (Plantain) Puttu

This is a typical Tirunelveli recipe.


Raw Plantain - 3 (Choose Naatu Vazhakai)
Onion - 1
Green Chilies - 5-6
Freshly Grated
Coconut - 4-5 tbs
Curry Leaves - few
Mustard Seeds &
Urad shal - 1tsp


Take a deep pan or a kadai and cook the plantain with skin in enough water without the lid. Cook until the skin becomes blackish green. Peel the skin and grate the plantain. Mix the grated Plantain with coconut and salt and keep it aside. Take a tbs of oil in a skillet. Tamper the mustard seeds , add green Chilies, onions and curry leaves. Saute the onion till it become golden brown and add the grated plantain. Give a nice stir for a minute or two and switch of the flame. It becomes dry if you cook for a long time.

Serve with rice-Pulikozhambu (spicy tamarind Gravy) combo.

Notes: Use small onions instead of big to get a nice flavor.


Kay said...

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Passion Cooking said...

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