Everything about Popular Plantain Recipes
Plantain Curry Recipe a member of the genus Musa scientifically called as Musa paradisiacal is a herbaceous plant. The fruit that this plant produces is generally used for cooking when raw and when ripen is the soft sweet banana (sometimes referred as dessert banana).
There is no formal botanical distinction between the banana and plantain but is based purely on how the fruit is consumed. When the fruit is removed in the raw stage it is cooked as a vegetable and when removed after it ripens than eaten as a fruit. In the United States, the word “banana” is sometimes used to describe other plantain varieties, and names may reflect local uses or characteristics of varieties: cooking plantain, banana plantain, beer banana, bocadillo plantain. Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world and are treated in much same way as potatoes which have a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying. Plantains can be cooked at any stage of ripeness and very ripe ones can be eaten raw.As the plantain ripens they become sweet and change its color from green to yellow to black. Below are the required ingredients.
Plantain Curry Recipe Ingredients
Plantain 2-3 washed, peeled and diced
Cumin seeds 1/2 t.spoon
Grated Coconut 1/4 cupRed
Red chillies 2-3Urad
Urad dal 1/2 t.spoon
Mustard 1/4 t.spoon
Hing a small pinch
Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon
Curry leaves a few
Cooking oil 3 t.spoon
Salt 1/2 t.spoon
Plantain Curry Recipe Method
This is very easy to prepare. First of allTake 2-3 plantains, peel it and chop into pieces. Next Boil plantains with turmeric and a pinch of salt.Wet grind cumin seeds, coconut and red chillies and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Now take another bowl pour some oil and Fry mustard, hing, urad dal, curry leaves, turmeric, and diced plantain in oil in a pan. Now sprinkle water and let it cook for 5minutes, and now add the ground masala, and let it cook on low flame for another 5-10 minutes.