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Plantain Puttu (Mashed Plantain Curry)

Posted By Vardhini On June 21, 2012 @ 10:50 pm In Dry Curries,Gallery,Healthy Recipes,Indian,Side Dishes | 4 Comments

Plantain is known as vazhakkai in tamil and it was not on my favorite list when I was a kid. These days it has become a delicacy to see Indian vegetables and I try to recreate the dishes I once did not care for :) . On one of my conversations with my mom on what to make with the plantains lying around, she suggested this dish. I remember my mom making something similar with yam, but never thought about using plantain instead. It is a nice side dish to go with rice or even chapatis and is also easy to make. Off to the recipe.

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Plantain Puttu

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By Vardhini Published: June 21, 2012

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 5 mins

Plantains cooked, mashed and tempered with Indian spices



  1. Cook the plantains in a pressure cooker or a vessel on the stove top. Peel and coarsely mash.
  2. Heal oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal.
  3. When the dal turns golden brown, add chillies, onion and garlic. Saute until the onions are cooked.
  4. Add the mashed plantains, turmeric, salt and water.
  5. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes.

My Notes

  1.  Plantains can also be cooked on the stove top instead of pressure cooker.
  2. Add more water if you want a gravy dish and less water if you like a dry dish.



Take the plantains in a vessel and pressure cook.


Out of the pressure cooker.


Peel the skin.


Coarsely mash and keep aside.


Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal.


When the dal turns golden brown, add green chillies, onions and garlic.


Saute until onions are done.


Add the mashed plantain, turmeric and salt.


Add water. Mix well.


Simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove.

Tasty plantain curry ready. We had it along with rice and kale poriyal.

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Linking to Mireille’s Plantain event.

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