This is from the cookbook which my mom gave me. This is a traditional tamilian brahmin food and I love it. Its so good with rasam (I am soooo drooling).
IngredientsRaw Plantain – 2 Salt – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Curry Leaves – 1 stem Asafoetida Powder – 1/8 tsp To Roast and Grind Bengal Gram dal – 1 tbsp Black Gram dal – 1 tbsp Red Chilli – 2
Choose well matured raw plantains. Cut them into halves, immerse in water and cook. Drain the water and let cool. Remove the skin and stalks and crumble it. Add the salt and turmeric powder and mix.
Dry roast bengal gram dal, black gram dal and red chillies and grind coarsely.
Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, add the curry leaves, stir and then add the crumbled cooked raw plantain, asafoetida powder, stir and cook to heat it through. Add the ground masala powder and mix well.
Transfer to a serving dish
The plantain can be also cooked in the following ways:
Smear it with little oil and directly roast on a open flame until the skin is charred and the vegetable is cooked.
Bake it in the oven
It can also be grated and then boiled.