ഏത്തക്ക കൊതപ്പിച്ചത് / Plantain & Jackfruit Stew

An amazing breakfast side dish prepared in the Christian homes in Kollam, Trivandrum, for Christmas! Ingredients: Ripe plantains -2, cut into 1” round slices Jackfruit – 1 cup, semi ripe pieces, seeds removed & sliced lengthwise Thick coconut milk – 1 cup Thin coconut milk – 1/2 cup Cardamom pods- 3, crushed Sugar- 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

Pazham Pori – Banana Fritters

Ingredients Ethakka /Nendrapazham ( ripe plantains)- 2 nos All purpose flour-1/2 cup Rice flour-1 to 11/2 tbsp (optional) Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp Cumin seeds- 1 pinch (optional) Salt-one pinch Water -As required Sesame seeds (optional) Coconut oil- for deep frying Method: Peel plantains and cut it lengthwise into two. Cut each slice again into two. Keep