This is one snack that the kids love. They are a bit backward in eating their plantains – nenthrapazham in Malayalam – just like that, but give them in this form and they will finish it off without much fuss! There is no rocket science in this, but a simple stir-fry of ingredients which goes so well with a hot cup of tea. Umma would always make this when we have sudden guests and all we would receive back would be empty plates, much to our disappointment! Hehe… If you really look at the recipe, the only difference between this one and Kayayum Muttayum is the use of grated coconut instead of eggs! Off to the way it is made…
Pazham Varattiyathu ~ Roasted Plaintains in Coconut
- 3 large plantains nenthrapazham, chopped roughly
- 1 tsp ghee
- 5-6 cashew-nuts
- 10-15 raisins
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- Heat ghee in a saucepan. Fry the cashew nuts and puff the raisins.
- Add in the plantains and mix. Sprinkle in the sugar and cook till the plantains soften and start getting a slight brownish shade - do not burn.
- Add in the coconut and stir fry for another 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in the cardamom and switch off.
- Serve hot with a cup of hot chai!