BaLekai (raw plantain) – 1, cut into cubes
Onion- 1 medium, chopped
Curry leaves- 3 to 4
Termeric- ¼ Tsp
Coriander or cilantro- 3 to 4 strands, chopped
Red chilli powder- ½ to ¾ Tsp
Tamarind paste- 2 Tsp
Jaggery- 1 to 1½ Tsp
Mustard- ½ Tsp
Asafetida- A pinch
Oil- 3 Tbsp
Coconut- 2 Tbsp (optional)
Salt- To taste
Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and turmeric and sauté till it turns translucent, add the cut plantains, curry leaves and cook till it becomes tender but is still crispy. Add red chili powder, tamarind paste, jaggery, salt, coconut (optional). Cook for few more minutes until they are nicely mixed and crispy.
Heat 1 tsp oil in seasoning pan. Add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter and add asafetida. Add this seasoning to cooked palya and garnish with cilantro.
5 thoughts on “Sweet and Tangy BaLekai Palya (Raw plantain side dish)”
It looks delicious…….
I can never find raw plaintain in any stores near my house:(
Thank you Preethi!
Nice recipe! mouth watering palya, will try it soon.
thanx a ton for this!
Hey I really liked this recipe, yumm yummy. Hubby also loved it. Thank you.