May 13, 2010

Aratikaya Pindi Miriyam ( Plantain - Pepper Stew )

~ Aratikaya Pindi Miriyam ~

Ingredients :

Plantain / Raw Banana : 1 small sized
Toor dal / Yellow lentil : 1 cup
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Paste :

Coriander seeds : 1 tsp
Chana dal : 1 tsp
Rice : 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper : 1/2 tsp
Red chillies : 2
Grated dry coconut : 1 tsp

For Seasoning :

Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Red chilli : 1
Few Curry Leaves
A pinch of hing

Method :

Wash and boil the yellow lentil with two cups of water in the pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Wash and peel the plantain. Cut the plantain into medium sizepieces and cook separately.

To make the paste :
Heat one teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add and fry coriander seeds, chana dal, black pepper, next rice and finally red chillies to light brown color. Remove it from the flame. When it cools down, add tamarind and coconut and grind into a smooth paste using little water. Keep it aside.

Put the paste mixture, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder and 2 - 3 cups of water in a heavy bottomed pan and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. Now add cooked lentil and plantain pieces. let it cook for 5 minutes and remove from the flame. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add curry leaves hing and red chillies. Turn off the flame and add to the lentil mixture. Serve hot with rice.


  1. Sounds very interesting..super delicious..will try this..will be great with rice.

  2. Wow plantain stew its new to me.Will try soon dear.I really like the mamidi taandra recipe.

  3. Harichandana,

    we make similar dish called molloghysam, looks really yummy. I miss them.

  4. This is unquie and exciting recipe! love the presentation

  5. plantian pepper stew ..really interesting one.nevr tried this ..looks we have to mash the banana after boiling for this preparation

  6. Delicious stew dear, lovely dish..

  7. nice different recipe dear..thanks for sharing

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  9. Looks so delicious and colorful, great presentation dear....

  10. Nice and tasty dish dear...I like the ground masala you have used here...must be very flavorful :)

  11. Sounds something new to me! Nice recipe!

  12. Thats a new combination to me.. Sounds interesting and delicious..

  13. Oooh, I know this as vazhakkai kootu! :) My mother's specialty!

  14. The masala is very interesting . will surely try it out.. I am bookmarking it dear..


  15. This is new to me too..and wow what a wonderful dish....hmm let me bug my DH to get plantain now..thanks for sharing dear

  16. That looks like a nice and warming dal with plantains :D

  17. Aratikaya stew sounds very new and deliciosu to me, looks great...perfectly spiced.

  18. Stew looks delicious and think perfect for winter with pepper spice


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