Hi There. So did you try my homemade curd recipe? How did it go? If not perfected then please keep trying. It is a recipe that you can definetely win. Do share me pics of your success.
What I love and almost don’t like about Kerala recipes is the usage of coconut. Almost in all recipes coconut is used. But some recipes do need coconut to add the flavour in. But I tend to add a little lesser coconut than what mostly people in this part of the world uses.
This recipe is calls for raw banana (the thick small variety) and green gram. You need not soak green gram. It can be instantly used.
Raw banana – 2
Green Gram – 1 cup
Grated fresh coconut – 1/2 cup
Shallots/ Small onion – 3-4
Garlic – 2 cloves
Green chilly – 3
Curry leaves – 2 stem
Cumin – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Mustard – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
- Peel and dice the banana into medium cubes.
- In a pan take green gram and water (just above the level of green gram) and bring it to a boil. Let it boil till it cooks. Add water if needed. The cook on green gram should be just cooked. Do not over cook.
- In a blender take coconut, green chilly, garlic, shallots, cumin, turmeric and salt and blend it coarsely. It need not be fine paste. Instead all the ingredients should be coarsely blended.
- In a thick bottomed pan, add some oil.
- Splutter mustard seeds.
- Add curry leaves.
- Add the chopped banana.
- On high flame saute the chopped banana for 30 secs.
- Add 2-3 tblspn of water. Lower the flame and close and cook. Make sure to stir it in every minute so it does not burn or catch at the bottom of the pan.
- Once the banana is partially cooked add the green gram along with water.
- Add the blended coconut mix in.
- Adjust the salt and mix properly.
- Close and cook for another minute.
- Mash it lightly if you like.
- Remove and serve hot with rice and rasam.
You can also blend curry leaves with the coconut mix. It will give a different flavour.
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