Monday, March 26, 2007

Spicy Plantain peal palya

This is a easy way to use up even the wastes.It tastes so good that you would prefer the peal rather than the actual fruit.Its nutritious as well as a rich source of fibres and vitamin B also.Has a combination of all tastes in it.Well i had prepared plantain chips and had these peals left out.So i thought why not prepare this spicy yummy dish and here it is in front of your eyes.Well now you can tell i am not a fool to waste such a tasty and nutricious peal and after all i have paid for the whole plantain isnt it..
Plantain peals- out of 4[unripe]
1tsp - mustard seeds
1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
1/2 tsp - urad dal
2 dry - red chilly
1 string - curry leaves
3-4 - chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp -tamarind pulp water
1 tsp -jaggery grates
1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
1.5 tsp - chilly powder
1.5 tsp - coconut grates[optional]

1.Take a heavy bottomed pan ,ad oil,cumin seeds,mustard seeds,red chilly broken,urad dal and wait till it splutters.
2.Then add curry leaves,fry for 10 secs,then add chopped peal and saute for 1 min.
3.Add turmeric,chilly powder and season with salt and add the tamarind pulp.Then add little water to cook the plantain peal properly and cover and cook for 10 mins with occasional stirring.
4.Add jaggery and mix properly.Then add coconut grates and mix and ad 1/2 tsp of oil and mix properly and cook for another 5 mins.
5.Serve hot with rice at the side.Eat with ghee added the top.


Vani said...

Never knew you could make palya from the plantain peels! And nutritious too! Nice one, doc!

Manjula said...

Never throw anything away! Guess Plantains come next to coconut as Kapavraksha!

Wish you had posted this recipe last week. I just made some fries with baaLekai last week and throw away the peels :(

Do you have any recipes with baaLe hoovu/plantain flowers?

Sharmi said...

this recipe is very new to me. always discarded the peel. you made me think out of the jar.


Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Vani,
Thanks dear.Yup this is all in one and it tastes very good too.Do give a shot...

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Manjula,
Hoo Is it hmm then i just delayed it by a week.Hey i have already posted under the name poombe palya i think.Go thro' my curry section.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Sharmi,
is it.Well so there is a new recipe to try for next time.

Sia's corner said...

he he he...yup we paid for full plantain so why wasting the peels indeed?;) i too love this spicy, crunchy palya...

sunita's world said...

Looks like a nice and nutritious dish to me...thanks...

Asha said...

Dang,I threw three plantain skins yesterday into the garbage!!A day late Sowmya!Anyway,I still got the insides cooked ,I will make this palya.Thanks girl.

sra said...

How unusual, Soumya! I know of various other peels being used, not this.

Seema said...

oh how much i love this palya soumya... Amma maduva hange kanthu ninnadu.. .enage thumba istha... hey and ninna pedas thumba chenda biandu aatha...looks exactly like dharwad peda. Loced both the recipes.

KrishnaArjuna said...

I know about making chutney with plantain peels but never a curry, this is quite unique. Thanks for the idea.

just for fun said...

Nice presentation. Thanks for the very nutritious recipe. next time I wont throw out the peels. :)

Prema Sundar said...

wow.. good innovative idea Soumya. next time Iam not going to waste the peels . thanks for this tip.

swapna said...

never tried plantain with jaggery.looking yummy!!

Sangeeta said...

Wow ! This is a new recipe for me. Never knew you could cook the plantain peel. Going to try this definitely. Thanks for this interesting recipe :)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Supriya,
Yea thats what i say.I too love this.I normaly buy them for this dish.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Sunitha,
Thanks for dropping by my blogand posting a comment

Hi Asha,
Well i guess aall had prepared something or the other with the plantain last week.Well next time you can relish it i feel.Thanks dear

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Sra,
thanks dear.Yup i do agree.We use most parts and prepare various dishes out of it.The large part of the nutrient content of a fruit and vegetables will be hidden in the peal so why to waste the peal..

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Akka,
Thanks .Well i know that how much you and me too like this palya.Enjoy.

Hi krishnajuna,
Well yea most of them are familiar with the chutny so i thought of posting this palya.Enjoy.Thanks

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Just for fun,
Thanks.Well why to be deprived of the actual nutrition? enjoy.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Prema Sundar,
Thanks For the appretiative words

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Swapna,
Then you gotta try this for sure.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Sangeetha,
Thanks dear.You gotta try this.Its cruncy and delicious....Enjoy

roopa said...

Hi Soumya

This looks very good, this palya is all time favorite for us.

I tried your potato saung too which turned out delicious and loved by all

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Vcuisine said...

Yes, Soumya, It is so spicy when you look at it. Tempting Viji