Friday, March 4, 2011

Aratikaya matodi/ Raw banana Matodi curry

Aratikaya or raw banana matodi is a Rayalseema and Karnataka recipe. A great rice supplement. Green bananas are high on starch content and thus good for health.

Preparation time: 20-30 mins

Serves : 2


Raw bananas ( Aratikaya) 2
Bengal gram (Senagabedalu/chanadal) 1/4th cup
Green chillies 2
Coriander ( Kotimeera/dhania) 4-5 strands
Fresh & grated coconut (kobbari/hasi kobbri) 2 tsps
Grated ginger 1tsp
Refined cooking oil 1tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Red chillies 2
Curry leaves 4-5
Black gram (Urad dal/uddipappu) 1tsp
Cumin seeds ( Jeera/jeelakarra) 1tsp
Pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
Pinch of Turmeric
Salt to taste


Wash and soak the Bengal gram for 10 mins. Wash, wipe and peel the raw bananas. Dice the banana into small cubes.

Grind to fine paste: The soaked Bengal gram, 2 green chillies, coriander, fresh and grated coconut, grated ginger and a pinch each of turmeric, salt and asafoetida.

In a kadai/pan (bandli/mookudu), heat oil. Add mustard seeds and as they pop, add red chillies, cumin seeds, black gram and curry leaves.

Add the diced banana and sautè. Add water and boil for a few mins. Cover and cook till soft and done (The water should’ve evaporated).

Add the bengal gram paste, salt to taste and stir till the curry is dry and begins to stick to the pan/wok.

Aratikaya matodi is done. Scrape out the portions that stuck to the pan and serve along with the curry.

Aratikaya matodi is traditionally a rice supplement and tastes good with ghee topped plain rice only.

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