Monday, 24 June 2013

BALEKAI PALYA( Raw banana curry)

Palya as i have mentioned in earlier post is kannada name for dry form of sabzis. Its called kura or kuralu in telugu and puriyal in tamil. Balekai is raw banana. This is a classical dish and is prepared in all south indian household with little variations everywhere. In andhra its called Arthikai Upma koora as it resembles upma. Its non spicy and uses absolutely no masala. For this recipe Raw plantains or the bananas from which chips are made is require.

 Preparation time :- 10 mins
 Cooking time :- 10 mins

Ingredients required :-

  • Raw plantains ( use as many as you want depending on size)
  • 2-3 tspn of coconut oil**
  • 2 tspn of mustard seeds
  • 2 tspn of urad dal
  • 2 tspn of turmeric powder
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 2-3 broken whole red chillies
  • 7-8 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3  thai pepper ( or green chillies)
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste.

Procedure to make :-
  • Peel off the boiled plantains and grated them or u can even mash them using a potato masher.
  • Using a mortar and pestle crush chillies and garlic with a little salt.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal, broken red chillies ,curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Let the mustard splutter and add the crushed garlic-chilly paste.
  • Saute the paste properly and   add the grated/mashed banana and mix throughly.
  • After its mixed add turmeric. Always add turmeric later in this recipe.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot.
I used the leftover palya to make tasty yummy parathas also.

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