Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Kela Upkari (Banana Sabji)
Banana is a great vegetable/ fruit. This is one plant that we use the leaves, flower, raw fruit & finally ripe bananas too.. along with that we even eat the stem of this plant too. Today i cooked the raw banana - a simple Upkari (vegetable), which is my mom's style - a simple - jhat phat vegetable.. goes deliciously well with sambhar & rasam!
Raw Banana - 3
Oil - 2 tsps
Mustard seends - 1/2 tsp
Udad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 4
Coconut - 3 tbspn
Salt - to taste
1. Peel the banana & cut into cubes. Put them in a bowl with water as otherwise they will discolour.
2. In a pan add oil, mustard & udad dhal along with green chillies. Saute Them for a minute.
3. Then add the cut & strained banana & mix everything well. Add salt to taste & very little water. Cover & cook.
4. When its 90% cooked add grated coconut & mix well. Let it cook another 2-3 minutes serve it hot hot.
This is a simple upkari, but tastes yum yum! Perfect combo with a spicy gravy & rice.. how about applams on the side too & some payasam for dessert....What a meal it will be :-)