Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Banana Raitha

Banana Raitha
Banana Raitha used to be a hot fave when I was a kid.Made along with a festive lunch [I always wondered why they wouldn't make a festive spread daily ;-)],with all the other yummy stuff that the festival calls for,I would have a hard time deciding what to eat first! Whenever mom made Banana Raitha on regular days,I would polish it off with hot 'phulkas' without touching the other curry's! This year on 'Ugadi' I made banana raitha and again for lunch on Easter. It's a subtle mingling of all tastes (sweet,salty,sour and a touch of spicy) and can be eaten as such or with phulkas.
Ingredients:
  • Yogurt/curd-1 cup(preferably homemade)
  • Low fat milk-1 cup
  • Bananas- 2 very ripe
  • Sugar-6 teaspoons
  • Salt-1/2 teaspoon(or to taste)
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Zeera/Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
  • Dry red chillies-1-2(broken)
  • Curry leaves-2-3nos.
  • Oil-1 teaspoon
Method:
  1. Blend half cup yogurt/curd and half cup milk along with one banana,sugar and salt.
  2. Pour into a bowl.Add the rest of the yogurt and milk and mix well.
  3. Chop the other banana and add to the raitha.
  4. Heat the oil,add the mustard and cumin seeds.When the mustard splutters,add the broken dry red chillies and then the curry leaves.
  5. Pour this over the banana raitha and mix.
  6. Serve the banana raitha chilled with hot phulkas (or eat as a snack).

9 comments:

kristen :) said...

mmm . . . sounds interesting and yummy!

kristen :) said...

what are phulkas??

Pearl said...

oh the recipe looks delish!

Pearl said...

and p.s. - i loved hearing about your childhood in this recipe. thank you for sharing such lovely memories.

Sweta said...

Thanks Kristen and Pearl.
Kristen-phulkas are roti's/whole wheat tortillas made without oil.

kristen :) said...

oh how I would love to try your mangoes! I bet they are so much better. My mom lives in NC and has a pick your own strawberry patch right next to their housing development. They have those sweet, tiny, melt in your mouth strawberries that are so much better than the giant, hard, flavorless ones that are shipped millions of miles.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance Health said...

Very cool! I was going to ask what phulkas are but I see you already answered that question. Let me ask you – what did your Gran use for sugar? White refined sugar or something she dried herself somehow?

Sweta said...

Michelle-have you heard of jaggery? We still use it for a lot of our sweet dishes(it's also a good source of non-heme iron)!

Angie's Recipes said...

you now lead a healthy life.....