Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Raw Plantain Masala Fry / Aratikai Masala Vepudu

Looking to make a veg dish for your vegetarian friends, when you have already made lot of non-veg dishes?
This is one easy and quick dish which you can opt for, if you already have the masala made for your non-veg dishes.
I call it the 'vegetarian fish fry' , the substitution being raw plantains or bananas for the fish!....now isn't that easy?...
Give it a try And I am sure you will like it and also your friends ;)
The plantains cooks quickly like the fish...so the dish will be ready quickly..only some time for marination is required. But this is optional too, you can directly fry them cut plantain with the masala rubbed on them.
I use my regular home made masala for this dish, which is spicy and flavorful with all the spices. This  masala is the one I use even for the chicken and fish dishes.
If you have your own masala mix, you can use that or try it with mine.


2 plantains, peeled and cut like fillets

3-4 tbsp masala paste
1 small onion, chopped small
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice or about equal quantity amchoor powder
oil for shallow fry

1 tbsp chopped coriander for garnish


Mix all the ingredients together along with enough salt.
Rub the masala on the plantains and keep aside for marination if you want to.
Heat oil in a pan and slowly fry the plantain until brown on both sides and also til cooked. Use medium heat.
Remove and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with pulao or biryanis. It also is a good side dish for hot rice and sambaar.


  1. Looks really yummy and perfect with hot rice and dal.

  2. something new to me....it looks yummyyy...

  3. i just need a bowl of curd rice to go with it..yummy

  4. Plantains look mouth watering. YUMMY!

  5. Looks very delicious..


  6. lovely dish..tempting and tasty...!

  7. Veg fish fry!! Innovative recipe. Looks spicy and crisp.

  8. Sure looks like fish fillets.. my hubby would love this roast..will try soon

    Aaha Oho

  9. Delicious..Love to gobble up with some curd rice..Yum!!

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  11. very yummy looking.. love the flavors.

    US Masala

  12. award waiting at my place for u:)

  13. Yummy! Love this recipe. My first time here and i have seen only this recipe and i know i will love following you.

  14. Looks delicious and tempting snack..

  15. I did mistake them for fish. Looks tasty and your spice paste sounds good too.

    Happy New Year! Smitha.

  16. Really looks very nice,I love this a lot,your masala paste sounds nice!


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