When it comes to choices in cuisine,his priority is always the traditional Tamil food.
He is the one who made this dish and my job was the toughest->clicking the picture and ofcourse eating!!!!!
It was yummy!!!!!He found this recipe in an old tamil brahmin recipe book.
Plantains/Vazhakkai - 4
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Juice of half a lemon
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Green chillies -3
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
A sprig of curry leaves
Trim the ends of the plantain and chop it into 3 pieces.
Immerse the plantains in a pan of water and boil them for a few minutes.To this water add little bit of turmeric powder and salt.
Cook till the plantains are just soft.
Peel the skin and crumble them.
In a kadai,heat 3 tbsp of oil.Add mustard seeds.When they splutter add urad dal.
When the urad dhal turns brown add the ginger,curry leaves and chillies.
Then add the grated coconut and the crumbled plantain.
Saute for some time.Check for salt.
Finally add juice of half of a lemon. Turn off the heat.
This is a good accompaniment for rice mixed with Rasam.