Monday, April 07, 2008

Ethakka / Ripe Plantain Pachadi

A sweet and sour pachadi with ripe plantain will be a good addition to your sadhya. There is similarities in taste with mambazha pulissery , though this is a pachadi.


2 - Very ripe plantain, chop very finely
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste

1/2 cup - Grated coconut
1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1 to 2 - Green chili
1/2 cup - Medium sour curds/ yogurt


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
2 - Whole dry red chili


1 ) Cook plantain in little water with red chili and turmeric powder along with salt to taste. cook till plantain is a bit mashed.

2 ) Add ground ingredients to cooked plantain, add little water just enough for a thick gravy and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 2 minutes. Adjust salt to taste. Add beaten curds, mix in and when about to boil, take off the stove.

3 ) In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds and pop it. Add curry leaves and dry red chili. Fry for a minute and pour over the pachadi.

Serve with rice.


Kalai said...

Awesome pics, as always! Looks very tempting, and I do see the similarities to pulissery... Nice one, Pravs!

Divya Vikram said...

Different recipe..Will try sometime

Uma said...

Wow, pachadi with ripe plantain? New to me. Must have tasted great! Lovely pics with nice colored pachadi.

Homecooked said...

New recipe for me :) looks yummy.

Happy cook said...

Delicious, even without a sadhya i wouldlove to have them

easycrafts said...

New to me...nice one

Seema said...

Something new, i have never heard of!! Pic looks awesome!

Richa said...

pachadi looks so appetising, lovely :)

ammu said...

umm vayil vellam vannu..



Prajusha said...

pachadi looks mouthwatering..nice pics..:)

Sia said...

pravs, thats seriously droolworthy pic. i simply adore pulissery and cant wait to try this pachadi.

Nags said...

I think i have tasted this at weddings here :)

Arundathi said...

I love your blog - visiting for the first time. Your photographs are great and the recipes are simple and look delicious. This is one I've got to try. Thanks!

Pravs said...

Kalai : Thanks :) If you like sweet and sour curries, then this is for you :)

Divya : Sure do.. :)

Uma : Yes it does taste great. Give it a try sometime :)

Homecooked : Do try :)

Happy cook : Yes, doesn't have to be just for a sadhya. Suggested sadhya, since you will have curries with different tastes and with that a sweet and sour taste too :)

Easycrafts : Do try :)

Seema : Thanks :) give it a try.

Richa : Thanks :)

Ammu : Do try :)

Prajusha : Thanks :)

Sia : Pulisseries are so great with ripe fruits and this pachadi is equivalent to that.

Nags : Oh do try this and tell me if this is anything like the one you had :)

Arundathi : Wow ! thanks for the compliment :) Welcome to my blog. Do try out my recipes and i hope you will like them :)