Plantain Pudi Palya

Plantain Pudi Palya

Freshly ground spice and dal powder lends a tantalizing touch to this simple vegetable dish.

Servings: 3
Author: Chandri Bhat
  • Curry plantain 800gm
  • Oil 1teaspoon
  • Red chillies 3-4 or to taste
  • Bengal gram (chana) dal 2teaspoon
  • Black gram (urad) dal 2teaspoon
  • Corriander seeds 2teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds 1teaspoon
  • Black pepper corns ½ teaspoon
  • Oil for seasoning 2tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds 1teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 1tablespoon
  • Asafetida powder ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
Recipe Notes

Step 1

Plantain Pudi Palya
Cut the plantain into 5cm thick slices and steam till cooked, about 12-15 minutes. (I use Panasonic automatic cooker with steaming basket).

Step 2

Plantain Pudi Palya 
Heat 1teaspoon of oil in a small kadai or fry pan. Roast chillies and transfer to a plate. Add all the ingredients from Bangal gram dal to Pepper corns to the kadai and roast till the dals are browned. Cool all the roasted ingredients and grind into a powder, consistency of fine semolina. (I use Panasonic super mixer-grinder)

Step 3

Plantain Pudi Palya
When the steamed plantain pieces are cool enough to handle, peel them and crumble lightly.

Step 4

Plantain Pudi Palya 
Heat the oil for seasoning. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add curry leaves and asafetida. Stir for 2-3 seconds. Add the crumbled plantain and salt. Cook stirring for 1 minute. Add the ground powder. Mix well and switch off the heat. Cover and leave aside for 5 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice and rasam.
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