Red Chori Plantain Curry

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This recipe had been lying in my drafts for a long time now, but did not get to post it for one reason or the other. Now that we are getting close to the end of the year, I wanted to clear the posts in my drafts and make way for the new ones.

 The recipe for this has been adapted from Indira’s Moong Bean Plaintain curry.  I love cooked plantain and also cooked moong beans, but hitherto this recipe I had no idea of combining them together for making this delicious curry. I chose Azuki bean/Red Chori instead of Moong bean and made little changes to the masala. This goes well with rice chapathis or Rotis.

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Recipe Source: Adapted from Moong Bean Plaintain curry

Ingredients:

  • 1 plantain (raw banana), peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup red chori/Azuki beans (soaked in water overnight) (best if sprouted)
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • ¼ cup of shredded coconut (fresh/frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp tamarind paste
  • Salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves (garnish) 

Seasoning

  • mustard seeds
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • few pieces of dried red chillies
  • Curry leaves

Method

  • Soak the red chori beans overnight in enough water. (Sprouting is also a good idea)
  • The next day pressure cook it, but make sure not to overcook and mash it.
  • Meanwhile peel and cut plantain into bite size pieces and cook it separately on stove top.
  • Grind the coconut along with green chillies, salt and tamarind making a paste.
  • Heat a big pan and add the cooked red chori beans, banana and coconut masala paste. Continue to cook, letting it to blend together.
  • Prepare a seasoning of oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and asafetida.
  • Add this to the curry and immediately cover with lid and turn off heat.
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