Jan 30, 2011

Ethappazham Pulissery

           Raw green plantains have long been used in many vegetarian preparations in Kerala. Pulissery is a dish which uses yogurt or curd and ground coconut in it and which is some what sour in taste. Vegetables and fruits like ash guard, pine apple and plantains are usually used in the curry. Ethappazam pulissery uses raw or ripe plantains in it. Here I have prepared it using raw plantain.



Here is the recipe..

Things you need:

1Green plantain/ Pachakkaya, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 cups curd or yogurt
Salt to taste
For grinding:
1 cup grated coconut
1 green chilli, slit
2 to 3 shallots
1/4 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
1/4 cup of water
For tempering:
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
3 or 4 dry red chillies (optional)
A sprig of curry leaves

Procedure:

1) Cook the plantain in a little water with salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder until soft.

2) Grind the coconut, green chilli,cumin and shallots with water and add this to the cooked plantain and mix gently.Allow to cook for a couple of minutes in low flame.

3) Blend yogurt with 1/4 cup of water and add this to the curry in low flame. Add adequate salt and remove from flame just before the curry starts to boil.
4) Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Saute the fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves  in it. Pour this seasoning over the curry and mix gently.

5) Serve hot with plain rice.

      And my friend and class mate, Sreeja- The small town girl has given me a cute award. Thank you Sreej, for the well thought award.Do visit her blog.. She writes really funny. Some times she doesn't make much sense...but anyway they are fun to read..

31 comments:

  1. Dish looks yummy....congrats on the award...keep rocking... U deserve a lot more
    Reva

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  2. Have fun with the special award and celebrate good times you shared with your friend:)!!! The curry resembles punjabi pakode wali kadi,loved the color and the ingredients ,I am sure it taste super with the rice:)

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  3. Congrats on the award,delicious authentic dish.

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  4. This is another new interesting dish which I have never seen before. Is plantain the same as bananas? I did look it up from the web, it states that similar to banana, but it isn't a banana? Your dish looks delicious! I have extended an award to you. Please drop by to collect it when you can. And congratulations on your "Yummy Blogger Award"!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this traditional n authentic dish..looks delicious1

    Congrats on your well deserved award..Enjoy :)

    US Masala

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  6. love the colour looks delicious
    it is aval thank you for the lovely comment :)

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  7. Looks very yummy. Congrats on your award, wish you many more awards :)

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  8. looks delicious..thanks for visiting my blog..you have a nice blog too..

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  9. creamy curry and congrats on ur awards

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  10. Creamy yummy curry, luv it. Congrats on ur award

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  11. Creamy curry..totally my kind. Congrats on ur award

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  12. Looks yum..new for me..thanks for droppin by..u hav a nice blog n glad to follow u..keep in touch :)

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  13. Congrats on your award. Pulissery looks so yummm..

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  14. the pulissery is totally awesome- the colour keeps me hooked ! and congrats on the well deserved award !

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  15. Yumm, such a great looking delicious pulissery,congrats on ur award..

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  16. Congrats on your award dear..delicious pulissery...love it.

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  17. wow, delicious, congrats on your award

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  18. @kitchen flavours, yes plantain is somewhat different from a banana but similar to it..its flesh is more tougher when compared to that of banana..and the ripe plantains doesn't wilt as easily as the bananas..
    thanks for the award.. i am honoured
    @ torview, u r most welcome

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  19. looks nice and creamy! never had it this way. congrats for the award!

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  20. So creamy and delicious! Congrats on ur award dear...

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  21. Looks rich & creamy..will try this for sure. Congrats on ur award..

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  22. Hi,
    U have an award waiting for u in my blog...do collect it. u deserve a lot more... keep rocking..
    Reva

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  23. congrats on your award, well deserved one. I love the plantain curry,looks so rich and creamy !!!

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  24. Yummy recipe....First time here...you got a lovely blog...and congrats for the award.

    http://funwidfud.blogspot.com

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  25. Truly authentic & love the flavor..!!

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  26. A traditional Kerala recipe. Will for sure try it...
    My culinary Trial room

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  27. The is one of my favorite recipes from Kerala and yours looks truly inviting! :)

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  28. I am sure to try this :) Thank you

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