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Banana/Plantain/Vazhaikkai pal curry - Trichy Style

Trichy is famous for Malaikottai, Srirangam, etc. Off course for banana harvesting as well. Banana pal curry is one of the famous and popular recipe at Trichy. Let's see how we can make it.

Ingredients:

Banana - 2
Pearl onion - ½ cup
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Grated coconut - ½ cup
Green chilli - 7
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Cinnamon stick - ½ inch
Cloves - 5 to 6
Crushed Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt as required
Coconut oil for seasoning

Steps:

Peal out the raw banana outer skin and cut into small circles. Keep the cut banana into the water to avoid the dark color.
Make the coconut milk. If you have ready made coconut milk that's fine. But home made will give the perfect taste.
Grind the grated coconut with 5 green chilli into smooth paste. If you have the coconut after taking out the milk, you can add that as well.
Heat 2 tsp of coconut oil in a pan. Once oil hot, add cinnamon stick and cloves.
Then add slit two green chilli and fry it. Then add chopped pearl onion and stir it.

Once onion gets translucent add turmeric powder and stir it. Now add two cups of water and bring to boil. Now add salt as per your taste.

Now add the cut raw banana and close lid for 2 minutes. After two minutes, add ground coconut green chilli paste and stir it.

Then add coconut milk and leave it for 30 secs. After adding the coconut milk we should not boil more since it will spoil the taste.
Before switching off the flame add crushed fennel seeds on top.

Garnish with curry leaves.
Now the tasty Vazhakkai pal curry is ready to serve.
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