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This is raw banana, plantain, aratikaya or vazhaikaai is all same but different languages. This masala roast is so yummy with all spices and suits with hot steamed rice, rasam, curd rice, dhal, kootu. You can adjust spice level accordingly to your preference.

Ingredients :

Plantain - 1
Shallots - 2
Pepper - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Tumeric - 1 tsp
Garlic - 1 pod
Saunf - 1 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard - 1 tsp
Red chillies for seasoning - 1
Salt and oil

Method :

1. Peel the skin of the plantain not to much slightly you can leave it ..It tastes good when you roast them.
2. Chop it as big cubes or small however you like.
3. Heat oil in the frying pan and season with mustard, red chilli and curry leaves.
4. Then add chopped plantain just sprinkle water and close with lid and cook until it is soft .
5. Now for masala grind pepper, chilli,saunf, garlic , turmeric, shallots with some salt to fine paste.
6. Now add this to the plantain, check for salt. Sprinkle some water again and close the lid once in a while so that masala coats the vegetable. After the raw smell disappears open the lid and roast well until it turns brown color .


Add oil while roasting when it becomes dry.
You can substitute plantain with arvi, yam or even potato for this.

Lavanya  – (May 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM)  

you know my next post wil be the same..yours looks good pavitra...great presentation too!

chef and her kitchen  – (May 6, 2009 at 12:26 PM)  

I love fries..looking yummy and perfectly roasted, loved the spices used in it..:)

Padma  – (May 6, 2009 at 12:47 PM)  

Nice Plantain fry ... looks yummy :)

Renuka  – (May 6, 2009 at 12:49 PM)  

Looks great..and the presentation is excellent...

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 6, 2009 at 12:57 PM)  

I love Arantikaya fry... they look yummy your plate looks fabulous nicely presented...

Pooja  – (May 6, 2009 at 1:01 PM)  

Looks yummy n spicy! I will definitely try this out.

Gayathri  – (May 6, 2009 at 1:49 PM)  

First time here....You have a nice blog and interesting recipes with awesome presentation :) Shall drop in for more recipes...Do come by my blog if time and interest permits:)

Pooja  – (May 6, 2009 at 2:19 PM)  

Looks yummy pavithra..Nice pics..

Vishali  – (May 6, 2009 at 2:20 PM)  

Aratikaya curry makes me it with dal. Nice one.

Priya Suresh  – (May 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM)  

Lovely presentation, plantain roast looks yummy!

Christo Gonzales  – (May 6, 2009 at 3:32 PM)  

your plates are always so beautiful....this plantain roast sounds so good!

Lavanya Siva  – (May 6, 2009 at 4:05 PM)  

Hey, Pravitra. Great recipe ya. More than that i really love your presentation. Great job.

Malar Gandhi  – (May 6, 2009 at 5:40 PM)  

What a great decortion, love ur pictures as usual. love aratikaya so much...

Priyameena  – (May 6, 2009 at 7:42 PM)  

There are no words to praise about your presentation skills..I love this with curd rice..

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (May 6, 2009 at 9:02 PM)  

It must be plantain season-this is the 4th blog with a plantain recipe!Good for me though-I love plantain and made it twice this week :)
Great pics.

Unknown  – (May 6, 2009 at 9:44 PM)  

Thanks for dropping by my blog! You have great recipes here! And where in LA do u live?

Tina  – (May 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM)  

hi da thanku soooooo much foer ur lovely lovely comments....
plantain roast looks yummy...i luv dish with plantain...

veena  – (May 6, 2009 at 10:32 PM)  

Hi Pavitra ..
first time here ..Lovely blog u have .... vazhakka curry looks very delicious even me too posted the same but in different style .. keep in touch ..will be back ..

JazCookOut  – (May 7, 2009 at 4:27 AM)  

Hi pavithira,

Thank u so much for browsing thru my blog. I will let my frens know abt urs too... pls update ur frens with my web.

Thank you


Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 7, 2009 at 5:50 AM)  

Very nice presentation! I am ready to eat this...

Subhie Arun  – (May 7, 2009 at 6:26 AM)  

grt presentation pavi.....looks yummy ..thx 4 sharing

lubnakarim06  – (May 7, 2009 at 9:13 AM)  

Oh wow looks yum....Like the small deco you gave to the dish...Dill flavoured buttermilk sounds completely new and yum.

sree  – (May 7, 2009 at 9:24 AM)  

looks yummy and nice clicks..

Anonymous –   – (July 1, 2010 at 2:04 AM)  

just browsed through ur blog .. u r very creative .. presentations r gr8 .. tempting enough to taste... good work pavithra

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