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Monday, June 19, 2017

Pazham Nirachathu | Stuffed Plantains (Banana) | Ramzan Malabar Special

Its been more than a week since I posted something here.Sorry for the wait,guys. I was quite busy at home so couldn't spare some time here. Though there are many posts in drafts but due to time constraints I was away. Anyways,hope you all are doing good. Eid is just a few days from now and many of you are busy with everyday Iftar preparations,I know. Today's post is a simple snack made from plantains popular in Malabar.  This snack is very simple to make but tastes delicious with the coconut flavors and crunchy bites of nuts and raisins. I make this as a after school snack for kids which they totally enjoy. Please don't forget to click the right side corner of the page for more yummy Ramadan recipes. Do try and let me know the feedback if you haven't tried yet !!



Ingredients
ripe plantains 3
oil 200 ml

for filling 
coconut grated 1/2 cup
raisins 8-10
cashews 6-7 ,break in pieces
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
sugar 2tbsp
ghee 1tsp

for cover
maida / all purpose flour 1/4 cup
sugar 1tsp
water as needed
turmeric powder a pinch(optional)
salt a pinch


Method
  • Heat ghee,fry raisins and cashews.Add grated coconut,cardamom powder and sugar.Stir well. Saute till the moisture is dried.

  • In a bowl, add the ingredients listed to make the cover.Mix well,add salt and make a thick batter like dosa. Keep aside.
  • Peel the plantains and make a slit just like the way in pic,keep that piece of plantain aside. Remove the seeds  and keep aside. Fill the filling in the slit and cover with the cut out piece or leave the slit out and cover just with the maida batter.


  • Next,dip the filled plantains carefully in the batter or just cover the open spaces in the cut out plantains so as to seal the filling and to make sure it doesn't seep out.I have dipped the whole plantains in batter but its totally your choice about how to seal the cover.
  • Heat a pan and add oil.When the oil becomes hot,slide in the plantains and fry till golden brown on all sides.I have used very less oil and have turned frequently to get that proper crispy effect.
  • Repeat the same step with remaining plantains. Serve warm with tea !!


NOTES
* You can add the cardamom with sugar and powder it.
* Use ripe plantains for preparing this snack.Though semi ripe plantains are preferred, but its tastes better with ripe plantains.