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Aratikaaya Masala Pulusu (Raw Banana in gravy)

posted 4 Nov 2012, 12:16 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 27 Jan 2014, 18:17 ]
Raw Bananas - 5 to 6 nos
Vegetable oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Rice - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

Make a paste of ginger, garlic, rice. Peel and cut the bananas into bigger cubes. Boil the banana pieces till they become soft or pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When it splutter add curry leaves, the ground paste and mix well. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt. Add 2 cups of water to the tamarind paste and add it to the pan. Add the cooked banana pieces and salt. Cover the pan and cook till the gravy thickens. Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Goes well with Garlic rasam.