Jun 20, 2013

Aratikaya Kura

Aratikaya Kura – A tasty side dish with rice in Andhra cuisine, made of raw banana, grated coconut and seasoning!!!

Serves: 2 – 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, thinly chopped

6 cloves garlic, chopped and crushed

3 green chillies, chopped

1 raw banana (big size), gently peel off the outer skin and cut into ¼ - inch cubes

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

¼ cup water (50 ml / 3 – 4 tablespoon)

3 tablespoon grated coconut

1 tablespoon besan (gram flour)

½ teaspoon turmeric powder


Mix grated coconut with besan and turmeric powder. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and fry until golden color. Add crushed garlic and fry on a medium to low heat until golden color and crisp.

Add chopped green chillies and fry well.

Add raw banana cubes, 1/4 cup water and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to low heat for  10 – 12 minutes until well cooked / water dries up.

At this stage, add grated coconut – besan mixture. Mix well and cook on a low heat for another 5 minutes. Serve with rice.

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