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Jan 30, 2008

Arati Kaya Podi (Powder with Plantains)

Green plantains are very hard and starchy; they have little banana flavor and no sweetness. They are low in Fat, sodium-free, source of fiber and potassium,Source of vitamin C & B6, Cholesterol-free.

I tried powder with plantain that goes with the rice, as I am a great fan of powders. This reminds me of my father who like this powder very much.


  • 2 Plantains
  • ¼ cup Bengal Gram Dal (Senagapappu)
  • ¼ cup Black Gram Dal (Minapapappu)
  • ¼ cup Coriander Seeds (Dhaniyalu)
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeelakarra)
  • Some Dry Red Chillies according to taste
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Asafetida (Inguva)
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil


First peel the skin of plantains and cut them into medium pieces as in the following picture.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Then add Bengal and Black grams and the coriander seeds and fry till they turn golden brown. Then take them away and place on a plate to cool. Later add the rest of the oil and fry the plantain pieces along with the red chilies and little turmeric and the asafetida. After the plantain pieces become little cooked take them away from the pan and let them cool.

Then dry grind them into a coarse powder. It tastes better if it is little coarse in texture. But first grind the dals and coriander seed mixture, because if we mix all the ingredients at once, the dals won’t get ground easily as they are little hard. Add the plantain pieces at the end. Now grind them all together by adding the red chilies and the salt.

Serve with hot rice and ghee.


Srivalli said... [Reply]

wow...that sounds amazing..what an innovative dish..will surely try it next time I get some...thanks for dropping by...visit again when you have time!

Vineela said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
nenu maa ammammagari dagganunchi nerchukunnanu.
chala tasty ga vuntundi kada rice and neyyitho teesukunte.

Dhivya said... [Reply]

Wow..nice recipe...looks yummy thanks for sharing..

jayasree said... [Reply]

I am for any kind of podis to be eaten with rice. Thanks for introducing me a to a new taste of podi.

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