Sunday, September 30, 2007

Plantain Chips Fry - Aratikaya Chips Vepudu - Vaazhaikai Chips Poriyal

Plantain Chips FryIt's JFI time again and lovely host Mandira has chosen the ubiquitous fruit Banana to be the star this month. Banana is rich in potassium and is a powerhouse of energy. A glass of milk and a banana forms a complete meal. My original choice for JFI - Banana was a Banana Cream pie from one of my favorite cook books. But there has been a surge in the number of sweet items I am baking and cooking nowadays and for a change I changed my choice to a savory recipe using Plantains.




Onto the recipe now:

Plantains/ Aratikaya/ Vaazhaikai- 4

Channa Dal - 1/2 Cup
Urad Dal -1/2 Cup
Jeera - 1/8 Cup
Dry Red Chillies - 5
Garlic - 10 Flakes
Curry Leaves - About 10 big ones
Coriander - 1 bunch

Oil - 4 Tblsps

Peel plantains and slice into thin rounds. Use a mandoline if possible, as we need really thin slices. Add a generous amount of salt to the plantain slices and mix thoroughly. Set aside for about 5 to 10 mins. Then wash with water and drain thoroughly. Spread on a cloth and let it dry for 25 mins. Deep fry in oil and set aside.

Next, roast channa dal, urad dal and jeera, one after the other, till light brown. Fry dry red chillies and garlic in a little oil. Grind all of of it together.

Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves and coriander. Fry till they wilt. Add the ground powder and fry. But do not let it brown. Add the plantain rounds, reduce heat and stir gently to mix with the rest of the ingredients for about 5 mins. Remove from heat.

Serve with hot rice with drop of ghee or as a side dish.

Check out information about bananas here.

29 comments:

Sig said...

Thats a nice twist on the classic banana chips... Looks beatiful Chandrika!

Suganya said...

Love love love the texture Chandrika!

Jayashree said...

I like the idea of using fried plantains in a curry....haven't ever heard of it before.

Apple said...

Looks great Chandrika...Loved all your recipes..

Asha said...

Crispy and soft at the same time.Clever girl! Looks YUM!:))

Mandira said...

Absolutely wonderful, love the unique entry Chandrika! thank you :)

Kribha said...

Nice picture and a neat idea of using it in a curry. I'm mouthwatering at the pic right now.

bee said...

what a fantastic dish, chandrika. i love plaintains, hence i'll bookmark this. will probably try the baked version.

Madhu said...

New recipe with plantains, looks yummy.

Mishmash ! said...

something I would like to have with a hot cup of tea ,especially on a rainy day :) Picture , as always, comes out of the screen:)

Shn

Vidhya Rajesh said...

ummm this looks so mouth watering.

Happy cook said...

super. Love them

Balaji S Rajan said...

Ah..ah... Parcel please.

Padma said...

LIke this I can make banana chips at home, nice idea Chandrika!

Sharmi said...

very different and unusual. such a creative recipe.

Roopa said...

wow the check on the list of ingredients you added makes me drool yummy chips :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

First I thought its Plantain chips,then only when I read the topic and post i realized its poriyal...!!Very creative..Looks very nice!!

Mocha said...

This is so innovative. Never would have thought about this. Kuddos to you.

Linda said...

Not your 'average plantain chip' for sure, Chandrika! Sounds great and the photo is lovely, as usual :)

Daily Meals said...

First time here...I saw this post in JFI-Banana hosted by Mandira...crispy and yummy chips poriyal...

Swaroopa said...

wow yummy post!! thanx for the post. also can u add me to ur blog list.

http://nourishingindianfood.blogspot.com/

thanx ahead

Priyanka said...

Thats a pretty cool recipe Chandrika...P and i both love plantain chips so will give it a try sometime.

mitr_bayarea said...

Chandrika,

yummy and it looks so delicious-great idea on poriyal using plantain.

Mansi Desai said...

Hey chandrika...nice variation to the regular recipe! I'm finding a lot of nice ones on your blog:)

I'd like to invite you to send in an entry for AFAM-Peach that I'm hosting this month if you ahve some time...

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

no updates, yet, chandrika??

Jeena said...

Wow those plantains looks delicious great recipe it sounds yummy. :)

Itz me!!! said...

oooooo...can't wait to try my hands on this :-)

sagari said...

lookss deleciousssssssss

Swaroopa said...

hey jus tried ur plaintain chips fry turned out gr8. thanx for sharing.