Pan fried roast using Raw Banana or Plantain that tastes great when served as a side with rice. Its also vegan & gluten free
Vazhakkai or Plantain - 2 nos
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Urad dal - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Sambar powder - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
To prep vazhakkai:
Peel the plantain skin using a peeler.
Cut into ½ inch roundels and set aside.
Bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil.
Add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Drop the plantain roundels into the hot water.
Stir well and cook for 3 mins on medium flame.
The plantain should be cooked soft but not till its mushy.
When you insert a knife it should poke through easily.
Drain into a colander and set aside.
To make vazhakkai roast:
Heat a pan with oil and when hot simmer the flame.
Temper with mustard seeds and let it splutter.
Add urad dal, curry leaves, sambar powder and salt required for the tempering.
Fry for 30 seconds till the sambar powder gets roasted well and the raw smell goes off.
Add the cooked plantain roundels.
Stir gently for the sambar powder to coat the roundels well.
Keep shaking the pan frequently taking care not to break the plantain roundels.
Cook on low flame for 4 to 5 mins for the sambar powder coated roundels to get roasted well.
Vazhakkai Roast is ready to be served.
It tastes great when served as a side dish with sambar, rasam, lemon & coconut rice.