Baalekayi Paladya – Banana recipe

Ingredients:

1 – raw banana
1 cup – grated coconut
1 cup – yogurt/curds
2 to 3 – green chillies
1 tbsp – coriander seeds
1 tbsp jeera seeds
2 tsp – mustard seeds
a pinch – haldi/turmeric
3 to 4 – curry leaves
a pinch – hing/asafeotida
salt as per taste
1 tsp – oil

Method
Peel and chop raw bananas into 1″ cubes. Boil in salt water until the raw banana is completely cooked. Grind coconut, jeera, coriander seeds, green chillies and 1 tsp mustard seeds into a smooth paste.

Add the paste to the cooked raw banana pieces and boil well. Remove from stove; add salt, yogurt and mix well. For seasoning, heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and hing after the seeds splutter. Serve hot with steamed rice and enjoy.

Variation: You could also use okraor Tindora (tendli/thondekai) instead of raw banana in this dish.

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