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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kaya Mezhukuparetti | Raw Plantain Stir Fry

Kaya Mezhukuparetti (Raw plantain stir fry) is a healthy stir fry recipe from Kerala.This is served as a side dish with steamed rice.I wasn't a big fan of this stir fry unless I stayed away from home missing this veggie.Now,this is regularly added in our grocery list whenever we get hold of fresh raw plantains.They provide the daily requirement of dietary fiber and provides more potassium and vitamin A than regular bananas.Try out this healthy stir fry with steamed rice and hope you like it !!!

raw plantain 2
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

for tempering
shallots 6-8
garlic cloves 3-4 large
chilly powder /chilly flakes 1/2 tsp 
dry red chillies 2
mustard seeds 1tsp
curry leaves few
oil(coconut oil preferably ) 2 tbsp

  • Wash and peel/scrape the skin using a knife or you can keep skin too.I usually scrape it gently by pulling out strings so that the very first outer layer is removed.Oil your hands before peeling skin so that it dosen't stain your hands.Cut and soak the thick slices of plantain in a bowl of water or use kanji vellam(cooked rice water).
  • Drain the water and add the pieces ,turmeric powder,salt and 1/4-1/2 cup water just enough to cook the plantains.Cover and cook for 7-8 mins until tender(no over cooking).Drain any left over water,keep aside.

  • Heat a non stick pan,splutter mustard seeds.Add the curry leaves,dry red chillies,shallots sliced,garlic cloves and saute until shallots turn translucent.
  • Add the chilli powder on low flame and saute.Add the cooked plantain.Toss well,add salt.
  • If you wish a very dry version,then stir fry until crisp.(takes about 5 mins on medium high heat) and if you wish a slightly mushy version then cover and cook on low flame for 5 mins.Uncover lid and saute till no moisture left.
  • Serve warm with rice !!

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Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

wow nice dish love to have some with sambar!

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

super n nostalgic..kayamezhukkupurattiyum thayirum....oh!!!!!!missing my home!you always giving me the same feeling dear:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yumm...Simple and flavorful side dish

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it . My family fav

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, so appetizing julie. We love mezhukuperattis and they go very well with moru kari / pulissery and sometimes with rasam. But we prepare without onion / garlic. This version sounds different and aromatic. let me try your version once navratri festival is over.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

shyoo... kothiyavunnu... love it everytime...

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

We love plantains in our house- will try this way; thanks for sharing :)

Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

wow mouthwatering fry...

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... Best Blogger Tips

good one dear...

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

never ever heard about it:) Looks super tempting:)

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't tried this...the recipe looks simple and delicious... will try

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

I will make this next week when I will get ny grocery. Looks very tempting

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy side dish

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

love it always.. Nice one dear..

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

I can have this stir fried raw banana shappily with some rasam rice.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

love this plantain stir fry with sambar rice for a satisfying meal :) perfect stir fried plantains, inviting pics there!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav....yummy

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very yummy