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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Kaya tholi upperi (Plantain peel stir fry)

There are two things that no true blue Mallu will waste - coconut and plantain. Every single part of these two plants and fruits is put to good use. While most people use plantains and throw away the peels, we use the peels to make this simple yet tasty stir fry. Even kids who run away at the mention of veggies will love this for its taste and non-spiciness.

What you need:
Plantain peels - as many as required
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt
Freshly scraped coconut - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Wash the plantain peels well. Discard the top and the tail end of the peels and discolored parts, if any. Chop the peels into tiny pieces. Cook in the pressure cooker or microwave for 8 minutes or until well cooked.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. When the seeds pop, add the cooked peels, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well. Add the scraped coconut. Mix well and remove from heat.

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16 comments:

ila said...

Looks absolutely classy and delicious :) Bookmark :)

PJ said...

wow that's a nice recipe!

veena krishnakumar said...

oh, never knew that we could use the peel too. Bookmarked:-)

Harini said...

I like the comment about Mallus:)Never ever tried anything with banana peels :)

Priya said...

Just know came back from Indian groceries, also i bought plantains, prefect stir fry to try rite now,thanks for sharing Jay..

savitha ramesh said...

this is something new to me.bookmarked.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This is my fav....yours look tempting...we sometimes add horse gram to it too...Following you...

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Deepti said...

Very true about Mallu concept of using banana peel...Its so tasty n healthy
http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

Cooks said...

Wow.. Never heard of plantain peel being used for a dish. Sounds interesting and delicious. I'm sure the peel is filled with fiber and other goodness, will have to try.

Suma Gandlur said...

I have once tried plantain peel chutney on seeing a TV show. Let me try this to see how this one tastes.

Now Serving said...

Wow! I would've never thought these can be used - I use veggie peels...
Interesting post

Sunshine said...

plantain is hubby's fav! I will give this a try :)
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, such a great curry with peels, love it.

PriyaVaasu said...

Have tasted them once!!1 Looks Delicious!!!

lata raja said...

I have used the peel in kootu, never attempted upperi. Now there,I would love to try this!

sra said...

I've heard of a Bengali peel curry and even made it, but never about plantain peel, how unusual!