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Thursday, May 31, 2007


Ingredients :

Raw Banana - 1
Chili Powder - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
Salt - To Taste
Curry Leaves - Few
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
Parsley - 1 Tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Coconut Oil - 1/2 Tsp
Grated Coconut - 1 Tbsp

Method :
1) Peel the edges of the banana lightly,slice it in round shape with 1" thickness.Wash well and keep aside.
2) Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a non stick pan,put Mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.Add the curry leaves,sliced banana,salt,chili powder,turmeric powder and little water.Stir a little,cover and let cook for some time.
3) Add parsley.Stir now and then,cover and cook till done.After its cooked well,remove the cover and let all the water dry out.Put the grated coconut and coconut oil,stir well and remove from gas.Banana stir fry/vazhakai varavu is ready.It goes well as a side dish with rice and Dal.

Alternative : Parsley is optional.I have used parsley as an experiment for "They Go Really Well Together #2 " and it turned out to be good.So this is my entry for the "Banana and Parsley" Theme.


Asha said...

Great two together!! looks great:)

bee said...

is this the same as mezhukkuparatti?

Viji said...

Thanks Asha :-)

Yes Bee,its mezhukkuparati.We call it in kannur as varavu or upperi or priyal.

Seena said...

Oh you from Kannur, then sure you would be a great cook!Kannur people have so many nice recipes.. Haven't tried upperi in this shape yet..adutha pravasyam nokkaam..

Viji said...

Oh thanks for the compliment seena.Hope u like it when u prepare this dish ;-) kannurkare maanam rakshikane :-))

Anonymous said...

hi viji
was just checking out ur recipes.sure looks yum.fishfry looks ready to be eaten now n here.:)

Viji said...

Thanks to my Anonymous reader.And welcome to my blog.Keep visiting and prepare few dishes u liked and give me the feed back.Wish you did leave ur name.