Plantain is a staple in Kerala cooking. For breakfast, we steam ripe plantains to go with puttu. For lunch, we stir fry raw plantains or make curry with raw plantains, As a snack we make banana fritters and also banana chips...hmmmm yummy!!! As dessert, we make payasam with ripe banana or fry it in ghee with a little sugar....hmmmm... All plantain recipes are really easy and here comes a very easy recipe...
Ethakka (Raw Plantain) : 2
Oil: 2 tbsp
Salt: as required
Pepper: 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves: a sprig
Water: 1/4 to1/2 cup
Skin the plantains, wash properly and cut it into 1 inch rectangular pieces
In a pan, place the cut plantain,add water, turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves and cook till soft and water evaporated.
Now add the oil and fry it and when it is almost done, add the pepper powder.
Goes well with rice.