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Plantain Soft Curry

| March 15, 2013 Comment

plantain soft curry

Plantain Soft Curry is a South Indian vegetarian side that’s very popular. This simple and easy-to-make curry is a staple in South Indian vegetarian meals and served in restaurants. Try it next time you want a quick side for plain rice.

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 5 cups plantain, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1-2 tsp lime/lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

For Seasoning

  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4-inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 2-3 red chillies, broken into a few pieces
  • 2 tsp chana dal or urad dal (yellow lentil or black lentil)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut, freshly grated or dried


  1. Place the cut plantain in a microwave-safe bowl with 6-7 cups water, salt and turmeric powder, and cook for 6 minutes. Let cool. Drain any excess water (a little water is OK).
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the chana dal and fry until almost golden. Add the cumin and mustard seeds and fry until they start to pop. Add the green chillies and fry for a second. Add the red chillies and fry for a few seconds. Add the curry leaves and fry for a second.
  3. Add the plantain and stir well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Mash some of the plantain pieces and cook on low heat without the lid for a minute.
  5. Add the coconut and stir well. Cover and cook the plantain soft curry for a few seconds. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in the lime juice just before serving the plantain soft curry.


Category: Vegan Vegetable Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetable Recipes - No-onion No-Garlic

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