പഴം പൊരി കടികൾ / Fried Plantain Bites

Give a twist to the regular naadan palaharam (snack) and enjoy these golden beauties with hot tea or a “full cup of memories”!   Ingredients: Ripe plantain /ethapazham / nendrapazham- 3 All purpose flour / maida – 1 cup Rice flour – 3 tbsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Sugar – 3 tsp Black sesame seeds

Palakkad Style Sambar

An ancestral authentic recipe of Palakkad that is very tasty and healthy prepared with an assortment of veggies in roasted coconut paste!     Ingredients:  Mixed vegetables (drumsticks, carrots, potatoes, unripe plantains, cauliflower, beans) – 2 cups, diced into medium sized pieces Toor dal –1/2 cup Shallots – 5, finely chopped Tamarind – lemon sized ball

Sweet Plantain & Apple Breakfast Bake

A sinfully good and decadent breakfast that can be prepared with easily available ingredients! Crisp and sweet red lady apples and ripe plantains are caramelized and baked for a breakfast that’s full of flavor and nutrition.     Ingredients Ripe plantain – 1, cut into thin vertically slices Red Gala apple – 1, cored & diced

പഴം കുമ്പിൾ അപ്പം/ Therali Appam/ Steamed Banana-Rice Dumblings

An authentic & traditional snack made from ripe plantains or jackfruits -this is purely an amalgamation of flavor and fragrance which can whet one’s appetite!   Ingredients: Ripe plantains/nenthrapazham/ethakka- 6 Jaggery-3-4 medium size pieces Clarified butter/ghee- 2 tsp Cardamom-2, crushed Cumin seeds/jeera- 1/4 tsp, crushed Dried ginger powder/chukku – 1/4 tsp (optional) Shredded coconut- 1 cup

Thoranu Thozhan Nenthrakkaum Vanpayarum / Kerala Style Plantains & Red Beans Stir Fry

A quick healthy & delicious combination for a stir fry recipe!   Ingredients: Raw/semi ripe plantains- 2, diced into small cubes Vanpayar/red beans- 1 cup Onion- 1, finely chopped Green chilies – 3, finely chopped Garlic pods -2, finely minced Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Cumin powder- ¼ tsp Mustard

Ethapazham (Nenthrapazham) Vanpayar Erissery / Kerala Style Plantain & Red Beans Curry

A unique traditional Kerala dish with a balanced taste of plantains and coconut that titillates the tastes buds.   Ingredients: Raw or semi-ripe plantains/ethakka- 3 medium, chopped into small cubes Black eye beans/vanpayar/red beans- 1 cup Shredded Coconut- 1 cup Turmeric powder- 1 tsp Chili powder- 1 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds -1/4 tsp Dry red chilies- 3 Mustard

Kayyum Muttayum Varuthathu / Malabar Style Fried Ripe Plantains With Sweet Scrambled Eggs

This perfect teatime easy snack gives a feeling of fullness & lots of energy to your little ones. The caramelized banana slices are stir fried with sweet and scrambled eggs and nuts.   Ingredients: Ripe Plantains/nendrapazham/ethapazham : 2 Eggs – 2 Sugar- 4 tsp Cardamom powder- A pinch Ghee- 3 tbsp Cashewnuts- 1 tbsp Method: Peel