Thursday, November 20, 2008

Banana/ Plantain Peel StirFry

Ingredients :-

  1. One medium sized onion – chopped
  2. 2-3 chopped green chillies.
  3. 1/2 Tb.Spoon Oil.
  4. 1 T.Spoon Mustard seeds.
  5. 2 Stems of curry leaves.
  6. 1 Tb.Spoon split skinless Urad Dal.
  7. 1/2 Cup shredded fresh coconut.
  8. 1/2 T.Spoon Turmeric powder.
  9. 2 curd chillies OR Dry whole red chillies (optional).
  10. 2 Cups Banana peel - (chop into thin stick cut).

Cooking Method :-
  1. Peel Fresh Green banana/Plantain skin. (skin of 3 banana- yields almost two cups) Chop them in stick cut.
  2. Heat 1/2 Tb.Spoon oil.
  3. Add 1 T.spoon mustard. wait till they start to splutter.
  4. After 15 seconds add curry leaves.
  5. Immediately add 1 Tb.spoon split skinless Urad Dal.
  6. As Urad Dal start to turn slight brown add one small cut onion.
  7. Add 2-3 chopped green chillies.Add little turmeric.Fry for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add Cut Banana skin and increase the heat to high and stir for 3 minutes.
  9. Add half cup water.Add salt. Close lid. lower the heat to medium low and cook for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove the lid and check if all water is evaporated.Add few more fresh curry leaves and for zest add 2 small crushed Curd chillies.Stir it for one minute.( If you don't have curd chillies then add two dry red whole chillies at step 4 ).
  11. Finally garnish with fresh shredded coconut.
It has amazing taste and high goes well with rice/roti.

Note :- Use knife to get little thicker banana peel. If that is difficult then use Potato peeler but give good pressure while peeling to avoid getting very thin peel.

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