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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Balekayi(Raw Banana / Plantain) Raitha

2 Raw Banana(Plantain) / Balekayi (Preferred: Amunda/ Manga Balekayi)
2 - 3 Green Chillies
3 - 4 strands of Coriander leaves
2 cups Yogurt / Curd / Mosaru
2 - 3 tsp grated Coconut
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
1 tsp Oil


Cook the raw banana in a pressure cooker by adding sufficient amount of water and salt. (2-3 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, remove the outer cover of the cooker banana, mash them as shown in the picture below. Grind the grated coconut in a mixer for about 1 min by adding little amount of water and add it to the vessel containing mashed banana. Mash the green chillies and chop the coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Add yogurt, salt and mix them well. (If yogurt is sour, add required amount of milk and mix them well.)

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies, oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder and keep it for few seconds. Add curry leaves and then add it to Raitha. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Pulao/Biriyani.