Friday, January 29, 2010

Vazhakai kara Poriyal (Plantain Kara Poriyal)

Vazhakai kara Poriyal is a very simple and easy dish to prepare.
It pairs great with steamed rice and any kind of sambar.
2 Nos plantain (cubed)
1 no medium sized Onion (chopped)
2 Tbsp Coconut
2 Cloves Garlic
4 Nos Dry Red Chilly
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp Urad Dal
Salt to taste.
Wash the plantain, peel the skin with a knife and cut it into small cubes.
Grind the coconut, garlic, red chilly into a a smooth paste and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and pour the oil.
When the oil is hot add the curry leaves, mustard seeds and the urad dal.
When the mustard seeds splutter add the onion and saute.
Now add the plantain and saute for a few seconds and add turmeric powder, salt and the ground paste along with little water.
Cover and cook the plantain, till it is tender.
Take care to keep sprinkling water to avoid burning.
When the plantain is cooked through remove from heat and serve.

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