Sweet and Tangy Plantain Curry

Normally  South Indian homes prefer Tamarind based curries, chutnies, Rasam,Samabr in their meal. Today's my recipe also tamarind based curry most popular in my native state Andhra Pradesh.  
Telugu name - Aratikata Pulusu bellam kura.

Sweet and Tangy Plantain curry

  1. Plantain               1 big
  2. Water                  2  cups approximately
  3. Tamarind             small lemon size 
  4. Jaggery               2 table spoons grated jaggery)
  5. Vegetable oil       2 table spoons 
  6. Bengal gram        1 tea spoon
  7. Black gram          1 tea spoon
  8. Cumin seeds        1 tea spoon
  9. Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tea spoon
  10. Mustard seeds    1 tea spoon   
  11. Asafoteda           1/4 tea spoon
  12. Turmeric powder 1/2 a tea spoon
  13. Curry leaves        few
  14. Salt                    according to taste
  15. Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon
  16. Green chilli          1
  1. Take bowl of water and add little amount of salt and mix well.
  2. Now peel the skin of plantain and clean it in to salt water.Because Plantain had sticky and gummy texture.
  3. Now cut Plantain into small cube shaped pieces.
  4. Take these pieces in microwave safe bowl and add little amount water and close the lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes  on high power. Keep it aside to become cool.
  5. Wash the tamarind and take it in a small microwave safe bowl and add little amount of water and microwave on high power for 30sec.and keep a side to become cool.
  6. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and then add bengal gram and black gram seeds fry for few min. and then add fenugreek seeds ,cumin seeds and mustard seeds fry till seeds to become splutter then add Asafoteda and curry leaves fry for few seconds.
  7. Now add cooked banana pieces, turmeric powder and salt mix well. 
  8. Then add Tamarind extract, Jaggery,Red chilli powder and mix well add 1/2 a cup water and cover  with lid and cook for 2 min. on medium flame. Remove the lid  and mix well and turn off the flame.
  9. Serve as a side dish with Plain hot Rice topping with Gingely oil.


 Plantain pieces
 Cooking microwave
 Spices and Jagery
On high power Microwave tamarind in 30sec

Sweet and Tangy Plantain curry


  1. Nice n tangy pulusu..perfect wid rice

  2. Quite a new dish with plantain for me,inviting;

  3. love ur version of tangy &sweet dish

  4. Love this tangy & sweet dish.

    You have a great space here..Happy to follow you


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