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Plantain Podimas/ Aratikaaya Podi Koora

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Plantain PodimasPlantain Podimas is a perfect everyday vegetable recipe. Fresh Lemon juice, ginger are the key ingredients which add a zing to this curry. So now you know what to do with the plantains when you see them at the grocery store 😉 Serve it with hot steamed rice and Papad.






Serves – 3 adults
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins

  • Raw Plantains (peel, wash, chopp in bite size pieces) – 2 medium
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Chanadal – 1 tsp
  • Urid Dal – 1 tsp
  • Ginger(Chopped) – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies – to taste
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 1 Sprig
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Onion (finely Chopped) – 1/2 no
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2 no
  • Peppercorns (crushed) – 1/4 tsp or to taste
  • Lemon Juice – 1 Tbsp or to taste
  • Fresh Coconut (grated) – 1/4 Cup


  • In a pressure cooker add water and place another bowl to cook the plantain.
  • Add plantain into the bowl and add in 3 Tbsp of water.
  • Pressure cook till one whistle. Turn OFF the heat.
  • When all the pressure releases, remove the cooked plantains from the cooker and slightly mash it.


  • In a pan heat oil, to the medium hot oil add in mustard seeds and allow to pop.
  • Add in cumin seeds, chanadal, urid dal, green chillies, turmeric powder, dry red chillies, ginger, wait till dals turn golden.
  • Keep mixing and add onion, curry leaves and cover till the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add salt, pepper powder, coconut and cook further for 30 secs.
  • Add cooked plantain and lemon juice. Mix well. Cook covered for 2 mins to help the plantain absorb the flavors from the seasoning.
  • Finally top it off with cilantro.
  • Serve with hot steamed rice and papad on side.




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  1. Sarika

    Hi Sruthi. . I love all the receipes u make. I am just glued to the screen and keep watching all the receipes one after another. Can you show us a raw banana franky receipe. I ate it at one of my friends home. It was very tasty.

    1. admin

      Glad you are loving my work. Will surely try to post the recipe for raw banana frankie :)

  2. chaitanya

    What do you call peppercorns in telugu?

    1. admin


  3. Krishna chaitanya Mannem

    Thank you so much for the video

    1. admin

      My pleasure :)

  4. Krishna chaitanya Mannem

    Video for this recipe please, The best thing about your site is the way you present your videos, simple and brief. So plz upload a video, also please add cooking 101 videos also.

    1. admin

      Updated with the video. I hope that would be helpful. Will make a note of it and try to produce soon.

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