Aratikaya Aava pettina curry

Aratikayalu/ Raw Banana -3, Peel, wash and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 small onion, cut into small pieces
2 red chillies
1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
1/4 tbsp turmeric
salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
4 curry leaves
1 tbsp red chilli powder

Aava powder:
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1/2 tbsp raw rice grains

  • In a bowl, add aratikaya pieces, little salt and turmeric powder and microwave for 10min or boil till aratikaya pieces turn soft but not mushy. Strain and keep aside
  •  Soak rice grains for 5 min in water. Strain and add mustard seeds and grind both into coarse paste and keep aside
  • Now in a pan add 2 tbsp oil, and when it is hot, add red chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds and fry till mustard seeds start spluttering
  • Now add onions and fry till onions are translucent
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder and fry for 1 min
  • Add boiled aratikaya pieces to the pan and mix well and fry on low heat for 10 min when oil starts showing up on sides of the pan. 
  • Add tamarind paste to the curry and mix well and cook for 2 more min.
  • Now add aava paste to the curry, mix well and immediately switch off the heat.

This curry has a different flavor and goes well with hot white rice


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