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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Plantain Rice



This plantain rice recipe comes from my mother's kitchen and obviously is a favorite of mine. :) This one is simple and quick yet yummy. This rice dish uses a spicy lentil - coconut powder that can be prepared ahead and refrigerated. We use a slightly different version of this powder but I simplified the ingredients to suit kids' palates. It is usually used to go with plantains, potatoes and eggplant. However it works fine with most of the vegetables.

Ingredients for 4 Servings:
1 cup Basmati rice / Sona Masuri rice (Any rice that doesn't turn mushy after cooking can be substituted.)
1 plantain - peeled and cubed
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp chana dal / Bengal gram
1 Tbsp urad dal / skinned, split black gram
3 Tbsp grated, dried coconut
5 - 6 red chillies (Adjust the quantity as preferred.)
Salt to taste
Juice from a small lime (optional)
For tadka:
2 -3 Tbsp oil / ghee, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal/ skinned black gram, 1tsp chanadal / Bengal gram, few curry leaves

Preparation:
1. Wash the rice and drain. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook. Let cool.
2. Pressure cook the plantain cubes adding turmeric powder and about a cup of water. They should be firm and not turn mushy. Drain and keep aside.
3. Toast on medium flame 1 Tbsp each of chanadal and uraddal until they start turning reddish. Then add the red chillies and toast for few seconds. Turn off the stove and let cool. Grind together finely the toasted ingredients and coconut in a mixer.

Method:
Heat oil in a saute pan and add the tadka ingredients. When mustard starts to pop, add the cooked plantain cubes, ground powder and salt. Saute for a few seconds until the cubes are coated well with the powder and then add rice. Mix well and turn off the stove. Next add the lime juice if using and mix one more time.

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Comments

24 comments:

Sravs said...

Plantain rice is very new to me !! very tempting one-pot meal !!

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

The color of the rice is very attractive. What kind of red chillies do you use to get that color?

Poonam Borkar said...

this is new to me..looks so delicious..would love to try this!!
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Hema said...

Very innovative, totally delicious..

Rekha shoban said...

very new to me...looks yummy and perfect for lunchbox!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

One pot meals are always welcome !! Never made rice with plantain!! Looks so good !!

Vardhini said...

New one and lovely clicks.

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Chef Mireille said...

I love plantain but never thought of putting it together with rice!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks so nice. I have never tried rice with plantain...

Srivalli said...

Oh that's really nice..never thought of adding plantain to rice..will have to try it out..:)

vaishali sabnani said...

ya..even I cant imagine Plantain and rice!!..but looks good:)

Prathibha said...

never made rice wid plantains..must b yumm

Kanan said...

i never ate plantain with rice. looks so mouthwatering.

veena krishnakumar said...

This recipe is very new to me suma. But pic is so inviting, so am going to try this soon

Rujuta said...

Plantain rice is very interesting..
Its new for me.... looks great

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini, I use the Mexican ones, Chile de Arbol.

Archana said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome....

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Aarthi said...

That looks delicious...

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Smitha said...

very nice one!...i should try this! looks yummy!

sangee vijay said...

very interesting...rice looks so good n atteactive...will try this for sure!!
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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

yum & nutritious

PriyaVaasu said...

Never tried this rice suma!!! Looks yum!!! Bookmarked!!! :)

Hemavathi Murari said...

rice with plaintain great one. it looks so inviting.