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Aratikaaya Masala Pulusu (Spiced Raw Banana Curry)

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Fruit
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlOil
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBlack mustard seeds
8   Curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlRed chile powder
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlTurmeric
  Salt - to taste
  Set 1
4   Bananas
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlTamarind paste
  Set 2
1 teaspoon 5mlCumin seeds
4   Garlic cloves
1   Ginger - (1/2 inch)
2   Cloves
1 teaspoon 5mlUncooked rice

Recipe Instructions

Make Set 2 into a paste (adding a few drops of water) and keep aside.  Raw bananas should be cut into four pieces each. Remove the skin and keep aside.

In a deep skillet heat oil, add mustard seeds and when seeds start popping add curry leaves and the above paste (of Set 2). Fry on moderate heat for one minute. Add 1.5 cups water, tamarind paste, and the banana pieces. Also add red chile powder, turmeric and salt. Let cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until the gravy thickens.


Note: Some tamarind paste can be very sour, so you may need to adjust according to your taste. You can add a spoon of sugar just before removing from heat.

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