Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Plantain fry

Serves 2

2 -Ripe Plantains
1 cup-All purpose flour
½ cup-Rice flour
1 egg-Optional
½ tsp-Baking powder / or baking soda
1 tsp-Cardamom powder
2 tbsp-Sugar or Jaggery or brown sugar
A pinch-Salt
1 tsp-Oil
1. Mix flour, egg, baking powder, cardomom powder, sugar and salt. Beat well. Make a thick batter.
2. Slice the plantains vertically into thin pieces. If the plantains are very big, you can cut it into 2 pieces and then you can slice vertically into thin pieces.
3. Dip the slices in the batter and coat it well. Heat oil in deep fry pan.
5. Drop the slices slowly into the oil (2-4 at a time) and fry both sides, until brown.
6. Transfer the fried slices onto a kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

If you are using egg , you can avoid baking soda for this recipe.
If the plantain is not very sweet, you can add more sugar or jaggery according to taste.
You can also add 1/2 cup thick coconut milk to the batter to make it very crunchy.


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