Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Plantain stem spiced with mustard

Tender Plantain Stem is cut into disks and then these disks are finely chopped into bite size pieces before cooking.These pieces are added to diluted buttermilk until cooking time to avoid any discoloration.Plantain stem can be used to prepare stir-fries and raita.

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1 cup chopped plantain stem
1 tbsp thick tamarind juice
1/4 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
for seasoning,
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp urad Dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asfoetida

  • Boil the chopped plantain stem pieces in water just until cooked but not mushy and soft.Drain off any extra water.
  • In a wide vessel,heat oil and add the ingredients for seasoning.Add hing/asfoetida after the lentil turns golden brown.
  • Add turmeric and cooked plantain stem pieces.
  • Add thick tamarind paste and stir.Add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot with rice

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