Monday, September 17, 2007

Plantain curry becomes vadais!

I felt like more kozhambu the other day. And I had some yellow squash for it - perfect! And some vazhakai (green plantains) curry, maybe?

I didn't feel like doing the usual cook/dice/saute with the plantains, so I opted for something different. Grated plantains - almost like a podimaas, but not that granular.
So, I grated the plantains and threw them into a pan with a seasoning of a tsp of sesame oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida, turmeric and some red chillies.

Just as I threw in a cup of water, I went "Ooops! Too much water!" Hmm, I let it cook for a bit, but soon realized I needed to salvage this differently. Bake it, maybe? Well, that worked fabulously! I made the grated plantain mixture into vadais, doused them with some oil spray and baked at 400 for about 15 minutes.



Seems like this is going to be my submission for JFI: Banana, it is my only plantain recipe for all of september!


mb said...

baked vadais. Now this is something I need to try :) great entry, thank you! - Mandira

Raaga said...

this looks yum :-)