Sunday, July 4, 2010

Raw Banana Palya/ಬಾಳೆಕಾಯಿ ಪಲ್ಯ


  • 2 raw Banana peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • ¼ tsp methi seeds/fenugreek
  • pinch of hing/ asofoetida
  • 3-4 red chillies
  • 1 tsp of temerind juice
  • 4 tsp grated coconut
  • ½ tsp mustered seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • salt to taste


For Masala

  • Roast Coriander seeds, Jeera(Cumin), Methi seeds(Fenugreek) and Red Chillies in a pan.
  • Grind all roasted ingredients, coconut and Hing  with little water. The Masala is ready.
  • Heat a tea spoon full of oil in a thick bottom pan. Add Mustered seeds, Curry leaves and Turmeric powder. Fry well. Add chopped raw Banana and mix well. Stir occasionally for even cooking. Do not cook Banana completely; leave it half cooked.
  • Then mix half cooked Banana, Masala , Tamarind juice and salt ogether and continue cooking till its properly cooked. Keep on stirring in between as Banana sticks easily to bottom of the pan
  • Then serve with Chapati or Rice and Rasam (saaru).