3Bananamedium (or 2 large) Aratikaya/ Raw – peeled and chopped
6 – 8Curry leaves
4 – 5chiliesGreen
Soak mustard seeds and rice in little water for at least 30 minutes.
Then grind the soaked mustard seeds and rice along with ginger, grated coconut and cilantro into a smooth paste adding little water. Keep aside.
Boil banana until tender. Drain and set aside.
In a saute pan, heat tbsp oil and add the tempering ingredients. Once the seeds start to splutter, add the boiled banana, turmeric, salt and ground paste. Cook for 4-5 minutes for the flavors to mingle.
Next add tamarind pulp and cook until the raw smell of tamarind cooks off, another 3-4 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.
Our simple lunch with mamidikaya pappu, aratikaya kura and annam.