Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Vazhakkai stir fry

Raw banana/plantain= 2.(or pottatto)Green chilli=2Chilli poweder=1/2t.spoon.salt to taste.Turmeric = 1/2 t.spoon.Oil= 2 Table spoon.0nion – 1 big onionMustard seeds – 1/4 tspCurry leaves – 1 tsp
1.Take water in a vessel and put some salt and turmeric in this.
2.Cut the raw banana into small cubes and put it in water for half an hour.(If you are using pottatto"s then no need to follow this step) and drain this.
4.Heat oil in a wide pan,add mustard seeds andwhen it start crackle, , add curry leaves and onion after few miniutes(put the gas to simmer) 5.Add red chilly powder and sauté well.6. put the banana into this and mix well with the banana cubesKeep on stirring for some time you can add very little water.
7.Keep a lid on top of it and let it be there till the banananscooked. It won"t take too long.
8. After some time you can stir it again and make sure it is dry.Now your stir fry is ready.
P.S: This is the way my amma( mom) prepares this dish.It is a drydish. 'Mezhukku' means 'oil' in Malayalam and 'Puratti' means 'smear'.
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