Saturday, 28 January 2012

Plantain Flower Chutney



Ingredients:
Banana Flower / Plantain Flower 1
Red Gram/ Toor Dal 1/2 cup
Whole dried red chillies 4 – 5
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Garlic pods 2
Salt to taste
Oil as required
Method of preparation:
Peel more than half of the petals from the plantain flower.
Check this to see how to remove hard stem and hard covering of each flower.
Chop the prepared flowers roughly (around 2 cups).
Apply salt and leave for 10 minutes.
Then refresh under cold water and squeeze off the excess water.
Heat tsp of oil in a pan, add plantain flowers and fry for a minute or two.
Peel and roughly chop garlic pods.
Dry roast red gram on low heat until golden brown.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add broken dried red chillies and roast them until aromatic.
Grind toor dal and red chiles into powder.
Then add plantain flowers, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and salt.
Add sufficient amount of water and blend everything together into tight mixture.
Serve with rice and ghee.