December 27, 2013

Aarati kaya ava pettina kura (Raw banana with mustard paste)

Raw bananas - 4
Green chillies - 4
Red chillies - 3
Tamarind - lemon size
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds- 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp or 30 gm

For Talimpu:
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Garlic  cloves - 4 (crushed)
Curry leaves - few


  • Grind mustard seeds and red chillies to make fine paste. Add 1 tbsp of oil, close the lid and keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes then extract juice from it.
  • Peel and cut bananas into round slices. Boil them in salt and turmeric water till tender. 
  • Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add talimpu ingredients and fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add chopped chilles and saute for a while.
  • Add banana pieces, tamarind juice, salt  and turmeric.
  • Cook till gravy is little thick. 
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool then add mustard paste and mix gently.
  • Close the lid and keep aside for 1 hour.
  • Serve with rice.

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