Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kaaya Mezhukupuratti/Raw plantain stir fry

Kaaya means Raw plantain in Malayalam.As a kid I have seen this growing in my grandmas backyards and I have totally enjoyed eating it in all that  in curry or stir fry or snack or chips or the ultimate in ripe form..Now here is a simple preparation with this veggie...

Raw plantain-1 no
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coconut oil-2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chilies-2 no

Method of Preparation:
1. To clean the plantain: First cut the ends of plantain little bit(till the light yellow flesh shows up). Then peel the skin slightly from edges with a knife. I usually don't do this as raw plantain skin is edible. But do take care to remove any skin that is dark/black. Now cut the plantain half lengthwise and then each half again into 2 lengthwise. so total of four pieces. Now cut that to small pieces. and wash it in water with a pinch of turmeric powder.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard, curry leaves and red chilies. Let it splutter.
3. Drain and add the plantain pieces to it and give a good stir. Now pour enough water to cook it. See that the cubes are just soaked in water. Don't add too much as the result would be mushy stir fry. Cook it till its soft. when it is 3/4 done add salt to it and continue cooking till water is completely dried.
4. Serve with rice and sambar.

1. Another way of cooking it with minimum ingredients is Cook the cubed plantain with water, 1 green chili,some curry leaves. Add salt when almost done and continue cooking till water is evaporated. Then drizzle about 1 to 11/2 tsp of coconut oil and give a good stir...
2. Washing with turmeric is done to avoid the blackening of plantain while cooking. If you avoid it the end result would be a slightly black stir fry. There wont be any change in taste.
3. Do wash the plantain 2 to 3 times to remove the turmeric from it.
4.Cook covered till its soft and then open and continue cooking to evaporate water, if there.


  1. Love this dish...

  2. yummy and tasty stir fry...lovely pics...:)


  3. Love this stir fry...Lovely Tempting click!!!

  4. Nice stir fry and beautiful pics

  5. I can have this stir fry,just like a snack, simply love it.

  6. reshmi adipoli...i love it with mooru curry

  7. love pachakaya for anytime... :)

  8. Very nice fry n lovely clicks

    Event: Dish name starts with P

  9. looks so delicious, never tried a stir fry this raw plantain

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  11. Luv it. My favourite dear.

  12. Mmm, I bet the coconut gave it a beautifully fragrant taste!

  13. delicious and inviting dear..join me in Fast Food event - Vermicilli.

  14. I've actually never eaten plantains but I love trying new foods! It does sound good

  15. Delicious kaaya Mezhukupratti. Enniku chakka kuru combo valiya ishtamanu.

  16. Never tried it. Looks fabulous.

    Today's recipe:

  17. Yummy, perfect comfort food with a bowl of curd rice and pappad. Thanks for dropping by Reshmi.

  18. My daughter's favourite curry.

  19. hi reshmi, hmm a new dish using plantain. love to try out. have a nice day

  20. I've only eaten plantains Cuban style. Have to say that your stir fry is more appealing to me. Thanks for sharing,

  21. Your stir-fry is so beautiful! Healthy and delicious!


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