Aratikaaya Masala Pulusu

  • 3-4 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 5 raw bananas, peeled and cut in 4 pieces each.
  • One stem curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai dana)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tblsp Tamarind pulp
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp rice
  • Salt to taste

cooking time:

  1. First make a paste of ginger, garlic, rice with a little water and keep it aside
  2. Now boil the raw bananas covered till they are soft and keep aside.
  3. Heat a wok now and add the oil to it.
  4. In it add the mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them splutter.
  5. Now add the ginger-garlic-rice paste into it and add all the ground spices.
  6. Fry for a minute and add the tamarind paste to it.
  7. Mix the tamarind paste well and add 2 cups of water.
  8. Now add the banana pieces and let cook for two minutes or till the gravy thickens.
  9. Serve hot sprinkled with coriander leaves.