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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Balekayi Palya / Raw Banana Subji

1 large Raw Banana / Balekayi (Preferred: Nendra)
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Small grape sized Tamarind / 1/4 tsp Tamarind powder
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
Large grape sized Jaggary
Salt to taste
3 tsp grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Black Gram seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 pieces of Red Chilly
4-5 Curry leaves
2 tsp Oil
Put water and little amount of buttermilk in a vessel. Take off only the fiber from the outer cover of raw banana, chop it into small pices and put them in a vessel containing buttermilk water. (Buttermilk is used to retain the color of banana, otherwise it will become black after chopping.) Keep it for 5 mins and then drain the water.
Put chopped raw banana, tamarind water, salt, chilly powder, jaggary, turmeric powder, around 1/2 cup of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Once the water content is almost dried, add the grated coconut and mix. Keep the palya in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Put black gram seeds, mustard seeds, red chilly pieces and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and then add it to palya. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.


Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for providing ready reference' Havyaka' reciepes.Keep up the good work!!

Message from one crazy cook to another!!!

Anonymous said...

Hiii.... Balekai palya was awesom.. thanks