Plantain is something that most of my non vegetarian friends used to like so much. They say that we get the feel of eating non veg when we eat plantain. I don’t know if it is so 🙂 Some Benefits of Plantains are below
- It has more potassium, vitamins than Banana.
- They are reliable source of starch and energy.
- High in Dietary Fiber
- Good source of magnesium, iron.
- They ease the discomfort during the menstrual periods for women.
This is a simple dish which I like, lets get into the recipe…
Plantain : 1 medium
Oil : 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves : few
Salt : 1 teaspoon
turmeric powder : a pinch
Onion: 1/2 large
Tomato : 1
Red Chili/Red Pepper :3 to 4
Fennel Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Garlic : 3 pods
Ginger : a small piece
Peel the skin of plantain. Cut them to small pieces and put those pieces in a bowl of water. Else they would change to dark color.
Roughly chop onions, tomato. Put it in a blender, add fennel seeds, garlic, ginger, red chilies and grind to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds. When they crackle add curry leaves. Darin water from plantain and add them in the pan. Let it get heated for 5 mins. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
Now add the onion, tomato paste to this. Mix well. Plantain would absorb this paste within 5 mins.Add salt. Add 2 cups water to it and close pan with a lid and let it boil.
Check in between if the plantain is cooked. If water is absorbed and its still not cooked add some more water and cook.
Finally when cooked, stop and garnish with cilantro leaves.