Andhra Aratikaya Nuvvula Karam ( Andhra style raw plantain fry coated with spicy home made sesame powder)
Cuisine : Andhra,India
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking/Grinding Time: 20 mins
Recipe Level: Beginner
Spice Level: Medium
Serves: 4 people
Shelf Life: Best when its freshly eaten
Serving Suggestion: With hot rice,rasam/sambar or curd rice
- Raw Plantain – 3
- Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp
- Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
- Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
- Cumin Powder – 1/2 tbsp
- Amchur(Dried mango powder) – 1/2 tbsp
- Home Made Sesame Powder – 3 tbsp
- Salt as required
- Oil – 4 tbsp
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
- Mustard – 1/2 tbsp
- Bengal gram – 1/2 tbsp
- Dried red chilli – 1
- Curry Leaves – 1 spring
Trim the both ends of the vegetable.Peel it and was it thoroughly. Attention! your hands could get dark while dealing this vegetable, so apply generous oil to you palms before starting off. Also the vegetable gets darker skin as time progresses so this process should be quick enough.Chop them in your desired shape but bigger ones holds good to me and add it to the water until you cook them.
Take water into a sauce pan and heat them for 5 minutes, add the vegetable and sprinkle little turmeric powder(no salt please).Cook for approx 5-7 min until the vegetables is tender and make sure you not over do it else you won’t get the expected result. Drain the water immediately and keep them aside.
SIRI’S NOTES :
- Make sure you apply oil to your hands before attempting to deal with plantain to clean your hands quickly as it gives you a dark layer.
- Leave less time between cutting the vegetables and cooking it as it forms a unwanted dark layer when exposed to air.
- Do not over cook the vegetable while boiling else you will get a mashed curry at the end.
- Usage of wide non-stick pan is highly recommended for this recipe.