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Aratikaya Allam Pachimirchi Koora - Plantain Curry with Ginger & Chillies

Andhra Style Plantain or Raw Banana Curry with ginger and green chillies.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, South Indian
Keyword: authentic, Traditional
Servings: 4
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 Plantains
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger (2 inch piece)
  • 3 - 4 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash, peel and chop the plantains into pieces and set aside.
  • Grind the green chillies and ginger into a coarse paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal. Fry until they are golden brown color.
  • Add dried red chilli and curry leaves and saute for a minutes.
  • Add the chopped plantains, salt and turmeric powder and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Sprinkle a handful of water on top and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Let it cook completely. Sprinkle more water if needed.
  • When the pieces are cooked, add the prepared ginger and chilli paste and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and serve hot with rice and ghee.



Adjust the chillies according to your taste


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.6mg