Monday, June 8, 2009

Ghee Roasted Plantains!~And an award!




Caramelized ghee roasted plantains...doesn't this sound heavenly? For me this sure does. Because this has been one of my favourite snacks right from my childhood days. My mom used to treat me with this often during my school days and how I loved munching into those syrupy roasted ripe plantains with golden thick caramelized topping!

Raw and ripe Plantains(Ethakkai)

This is quite an easy and delicious snack and can be prepared by anyone in a short period of time. Especially this is useful during those times when we have unexpected guests and run short of enough items/time to cook up any snack. A different type of plantain is used in this preparation. In our language we call it Nenthra pazham or Ethakkai. Well for the moment lets call it Plantain in simple terms. Its the type of plantain which is used for cooking when its raw and ripe. To make things more clear I have included the picture of how the plantain looks when its raw and ripe.


Ghee is used for roasting the plantains. It imparts a special flavour to the roasted bananas.You may also use honey as a sweetener. But I prefer doing the traditional way.

Ingredients:
Ripe Plantains(Nenthra pazham/Ethakkai)
Granulated sugar for sprinkling
Ghee for roasting

Method:
  • Cut each plantain into halves and cut each piece into thin slices.
  • Heat a pan over low-medium heat and grease it with sufficient ghee.
  • Sprinkle sugar on one side of the slice and keep it face down on the pan.Roast till that side turns golden brown.You may roast many slices at a time depending on the width of your pan.
  • Now sprinkle sugar on the top of the slices and flip it over.
  • Roast till this side turns golden brown.
  • Serve hot with tea/coffee.
  • Enjoy the caramelized flavour!
Ann of Happy and Healthy Cooking has passed me Lovely Blog award. Thanks a lot Ann for passing me this beautiful award. It means a lot to me :)


According to the rules of the award I need to pass it on to 10 bloggers. A very tough decision indeed. I love all the blogs I follow. But yet this time I have nominated the following bloggers for this award. More nominations to follow in the upcoming months!
Parita of Parita's World
Pooja of Sai Kitchen
Priyameena of Cooking-Madurai Style
Shabs of Shabs Cuisine
Vineela of Vineela Siva

Pooja.

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70 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely plantain...
And congratulations on the award dear!

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF :)

Padma said...

Congrats on ur award Pooja.... and the banana fry in ghee looks so yummm :)

VineelaSiva said...

Wow lovely plantains.Never heard of this recipe.Congrats on winning the award.and also passing the award to me also pooja.

Pooja said...

Thanks Padma :)
Thanks Vineela :) Do try sometime. Its easy n tasty :)

Lisa said...

Aww, thanks for the award Pooja. Very sweet of you.

Sounds like a wonderful treat. I only bought plantains once and that was before I knew what they were. I thought they were soft like bananas :) I should pick some up again.

Kalyani said...

Congrats on the award pooja ...
Thanks for the award .. i am really honored pooja .. thanks for sharing the award...

Pavithra said...

Lovely roast and congrats on ur award dear.. should try this cos of ghee....yumm

Pooja said...

Thanks Lisa :) Yes plantains are different and are somewhat harder in texture compared to bananas.
Welcome Kalyani :)
Thanks Pavithra :) Do give a try!

Jenn said...

Congrats on the award.

I love plantains. There's so many things you can do with them. I usually like mine caramelized.

Vrinda said...

I totally agree with u Pooja this is indeed a heavenly dish...this is my fav too.. Yumm

Gita said...

Lovely and yummy dish Pooja...I must try this one soon...looks so delicious...congrats on your award dear :)

Preeti Singh said...

In India I only went for typical salted banana chips but after coming here, I tried sweet banana and loved it...I can imagine the wonderful taste of "Ghee Roasted Plantains". And congratulations for the award dear.

Ann said...

This Sounds surely Heavenly! I never tried anything other than poriyal and kootu with plantain.. This is a new recipe for me :) Thanks Pooja.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats ma fav too..:)

Priyameena said...

Congratz on the award..Thanks a lot for passing this award to me..I feel so happy..

The plaintain Fry looks absolutely delicious..

Prathibha said...

Congrats on ur award dear...
Those plantains look really yummy...Nice caramelized look..I think it might taste like thai fried bananas

Priti said...

Yum....it taste gr8 rite? I love this...congrats on ur award

ARUNA said...

tht's a lovely plantain and congrats on your award Pooja!!!

Pooja said...

Congrats Pooja and thanks for thinking of me..Plantain fri is delicious...

SAILAJA said...

congrats Pooja..... yummy snack.

Andhra Flavors said...

Something new, never heard abt this recipe.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Pooja..Lovely plantain...its looking awesome and its my all time favorite..snap is just wonderful and it makes me to drool.. :)

congrads on your award pooja..and nw your snap in gtalk is really nice..in followers i could see that change.. :)

Priya said...

Ghee roasted plantains looks damn delicious...Thanks for sharing the award with us, thats so nice of u Pooja!! Am happy and excited to get this award from u:)

Parita said...

Oh thats so sweet of you my dear..thank you so much..you ve made my day :)
caramelized plaintains look delicious..would go very well with vanilla ice cream :)

sangeeta said...

this is the famous nendran banana right.....n the caramelized fry is just perfect.....my hubby is gonna love this.....does it taste good with regular banana?

sangeeta said...

congrats for the award...

Shabs.. said...

thx alot pooja for the award...it really means a lot to me......I have been trying to come into ur blog for quite few days and its showing error...Its just error in my browser and I cant sort it out!!!Its showing error wen i try to browse other blogs as well.
Believe me, I love this stufff...I got soem plantains yday cos I had craving for this one!!!waiting it to get a bit more ripened to my taste...After seeing ur pics, drooling...cant even wait....i think i will make em now..even though its lunch time...who cares..hehe..

Doloncookbook said...

Wow ...Rosted plantains looks great . I never had this . I like banana fry very much .

Pooja said...

i love the nethram pazham.. i make home made chips often ! Congrats on your award !

Nithya Praveen said...

My all time fav too.Nice click! And congrats on ur award!

Pooja said...

Thanks Jenn :) Me too! Caramelizing gives wonderful taste!

Pooja said...

Thanks Vrinda :) Enteyum!

Pooja said...

Thanks Gita :) Do give it a try. You would love it :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Preethi :) Yes you are right! Both salted n sweet taste great!

Pooja said...

Thanks Ann :) So give it a try :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya & welcome :) You deserve it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Prathibha :) Oops I havent tried thai fried bananas yet! Will do it soon!

Pooja said...

Thanks Priti :) Yes it does Priti..do give a try!

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Pooja :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ms.Sailaja :)

Pooja said...

Andhra Flavours, thanks for dropping by :) Do give a try!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Lena :) We all love this a lot hehe..dont we?! Hey thanks for mentioning abt the pic too!

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya! You are most welcome dear!

Pooja said...

Thanks Parita & welcome! Oh thanks for mentioning that..wow that is a gr8 idea!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Sangeeta :) Frankly I havent tried with regular banana because its soft n sweet compared to plantain. If you dont get to buy plantain then give a try with banana! Would love to hear ur verdict!

Pooja said...

Thanks Shabs :) Oh I wonder what the problem could be! Btw which browser are you using? I use Google Chrome and I love it ever since I started using it. Hehe I too love to have any time Shabs!

Pooja said...

Thanks Dolon & for dropping by :) Oh if you like banana fry then you would love this too. Why dont u give a try some time? :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Pooja :) That is another of my favourites with plantain!

Pooja said...

Thanks Nithya :)

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! pooja ! Nice recipe ...wow i love this desert with scoop of ice cream on the top ..Yummy :) Congrats on ur Award :) Enjoi

5 Star Foodie said...

Great preparation for plantains! can't wait to try it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Mangala :) Yes its a gr8 option dear! I never thought of it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Natasha :)

doggybloggy said...

congratulations on the award and wow do those plantains look ever so tasty

Pooja said...

Thanks DB :) Hehe you said it right! I prefer having it this way!

Renuka said...

Congrats Pooja.. ghee roasted juicy plaintains are my fav as well..its so delicious...

Pooja said...

Thanks Renuka :)

anudivya said...

This is a kerala dish, right? I have had this somewhere before... and liked it a lot.

Pooja said...

Yes Anu :) A favourite of Keralites :)

Uma said...

I have two plantains taking rest in the refrigerator, I am definitely going to try this recipe and let you know the outcome. This way I can make the kids eat plantain!! Thanks for the yummy recipe Pooja! looks so mouth-watering.

Congrats on the well deserved award and thank you so much for mine :)

Sweta said...

Congrats!!What a lovely dish-the ghee must make it taste all the more delish :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Uma :) Yes this is a nice way to make kids have plantain! My mom used the same idea when I was a kid!

Pooja said...

Thanks Sweta :) Yes the ghee gives a whole lot of flavour!

Maria said...

Lovely pics Pooja!! this is one of my all time fav, I used to live on this during my school days, your pic is tempting me to make this :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Maria :) Hehe I was also crazy abt this during my school days!

Ammu said...

Thanks pooja for passing me this award. U r tooo sweet.

Pooja said...

Welcome Ammu :)