Friday, January 30, 2009

Spicy Plantain Fritters

Shallow fried plantain fritters, my husband's favourite.. this weekend we went to Indian grocery to buy our indian vegetables, dals n rice..these greeny plantains caught my attention as they looked really very good n i took two of them, back home i want to prepare my husband's fav either plantain chips r plantain fritters, finally i decided to prepare this delicious, spicy plantain frittes n served with dal n rasam...quite a tasty, simple n spicy side dish, plantains r low in sodium and rich in vitamin A , potassium n fiber, they have similar nutritional content as bananas..As this plantain fritters r my husband's favourite , this spicy fritters goes to Alka's beautiful event called Just For You also goes to Think Spice - Think Twice: Mastic gum or Fennel Seeds guest hosted by Ivy of Kopiaste, event started by Sunitha

1no Plantain
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Fennel seeds
3nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Rice flour
Oil for shallowfrying

Blend both fennel seeds n garlic cloves together in a blender or mixie, until they turns fine paste...peel the skin of plantains n cut them in circular shape..take the plantain pieces in a large bowl, add the grounded paste, turmeric powder, rice flour, red chilly powder n salt n mix everything together with ur fingers, just springle few drops of water , until the spices get well mixed with the plantain pieces...leave them aside for atleast an hour, i usually prepare them overnite n conserve them in fridge...

Heat the oil for shallow fry n drop the plantain pieces one by one n fry them until they turn brown n well fried..

Spicy plantain fritters!!!


Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Unfortunately we do not get plantains in Greece but I gather that they are similar to unripe bananas, or am I wrong? However, I can imagine that they would taste delicious with the garlic paste and the fennel seeds. Thanks for another lovely recipe.

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Liked the flavors in the marinade. Though shallow fried, it looks crisp. Shall try it soon.

Kitchen Chronicles said... Reply To This Comment

My children also luv them a lot. Looks great.

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Luv these fritters...try this once:)thanks for sharing:)do visit my blog at ur free time:)

Raks said... Reply To This Comment

Oh,I love to try this,I have in my hand also some,will try this weekend and let u know!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe and looks so yummy priya

sriharivatsan said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, actually it looks very crisp and spicy..Whenever i do this curry, it ends up in mushy texture, have to try this next time..Tx dear for sharing this..

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy fritters and love the flavours in the marination

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the yummy entry....fritters of any type are personal fav.,so even i enjoyed these though virtually :-)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I made something similar for my sambar rice, good one!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

paakave sapadnum pola iruku! mouthwatering chips.

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Thats looks so crispy! love them a lot!

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Like the way you prepared these.It looks crisp and yum.

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, i'm drooling here. looks real spicy :)

Pavithra Kodical said... Reply To This Comment

Spicy and crisp fritters..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Our cook used to make with "maravalli kizhangu" as well.

Myalgic Muslimah said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

I came across your blog and this plantain recipe looks wonderful. I just have one question though. Do you use the ripe yellow plantains for this which have a sweet flavour or do you use the unripe ones? Actually if you use the unripe ones then are they actual unripe plantains or would unripe green bananas also be suitable?

It looks so tempting but if I'm to make it I want to make sure I buy the right thing. Thanks,


Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Neelu,

I used the green unripe bananas for making this fritters, ripen plantains wont suits prefect for this fritters,hope i cleared ur doubt..