Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Green Plantain Curry(Vazhaikkai Curry)


Plantain is very rich in potassium, and it is commonly prescribed by doctors for people who have low level

of potassium in their blood. The potassium in plantain is very good for the heart and helps to prevent

hypertension and heart attack. It is also rich in magnesium, phosphate, vitamins A, B6, and C which helps

maintain vision, good skin, and build immunity against diseases. Plantain is low in fat, high in fiber and also

high in starch. However the carbohydrate in the green unripe plantain is stored as a complex starch, slowly

released after cooking and it is a good inclusion in a diabetic diet. But if you are on a diabetic diet plan

include this as your starch food and not just treat it as a vegetable.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – 20 Minutes

Serves – 4


Cooking Banana/Plantain – 4 Small sized

Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp

Salt – 1 Tsp

Curry powder – 1 Tsp


Coconut Oil – 2 Tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 Tsp

Asafoetida powder – pinch

curry leaves few


1) Wash peel and cut the plantain into small cubes.

2) Boil enough water in a pan and then add these chopped plantain pieces along with salt and

turmeric powder and cook till tender.

3) Drain and discard the water and set this aside for the water to completely drain.

4) Heat a pan, add oil and then add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds stop spluttering,

add the urad dal and asafoetida powder and curry leaves.

5) Once the urad dal slightly brown, add the cooked plantain pieces and then saute for 5 minutes.

6) Once all the moisture is evaporated add the curry powder and saute for 2 more minutes and then

switch off and serve with any main dish of your choice.


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