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Deep-fried ash plantain cooked in a spicy gravy made with Sri Lankan spices and coconut milk.

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This vegetarian, vegan Sri Lankan dish is a spin-off of the popular Sri Lankan eggplant curry brinjal pahi.

With a flavor combination of sweet, sour và spicy flavor profile, you are going khổng lồ love making this spicy ash plantain curry for your family.


Meal ideas for the spicy ash plantain curry.

Mild coconut curry dishes that can be served with the green banana curry.

Mallung & salads that can be served.

Meat curries that can be served.


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Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board/ knife

Large bowl

Medium-sized pan

More Ash plantain/green banana curry.

Ash plantain mild curry.

Sri Lankan kaliya curry.

Storing-can be refrigerated for a day or two in an air-tight glass container. Plastic containers will stain.

Reheating- địa chỉ cửa hàng 1/ cup water and slow simmer till the curry warms over the stovetop. Bởi vì the same if you are using a microwave. High heat for 1-2 minutes. Don’t forget to lớn mix with a spoon.

Freezing-avoid freezing.

Stop food waste by– using the green banana skin to make a stir-fry with onions.

Cook only as much as you need.


500g of ash plantain

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of chilies powder

Salt lớn season

1 and 1/2 cup of oil to fry

To make the gravy

2 tablespoons of oil

A sprig of curry leaves

1 medium-sized onion sliced fine

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

1 tablespoon of garlic minced

2 green chillies split in the middle

1 teaspoon of mustard powder( grind your own)

1/2 teaspoon red chillie powder

2 teaspoon of unroasted curry powder

3 tablespoons of vinegar(any type of trắng vinegar except táo cider)

2 tablespoons of tamarind juice

1/2 cup of coconut milk

1 tablespoon of sugar


Have a bowl of water seasoned with salt ready to stop the ash plantain from discoloring.

Peel the plantain skin, you will have lớn remove all trace of green skin.

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Place them in the bowl of saltwater.


Remove each & cut them into diagonal pieces & immediately transfer them khổng lồ the same bowl.


Once you have the green banana slices ready, drain the water, địa chỉ turmeric powder(1/2 teaspoon) salt(1/2 tsp to lớn 1 tsp), red chilli powder(1/2 teaspoon).

Combine with the slices of raw banana và set aside for 5 minutes.


How to deep fry the ash plantain.

Pour the oil(1 and 1/2 cup)into a small, deep frying pan & gradually heat the oil for 2-3 minutes.

In small batches fry the ash plantain.

Maintain & regulate steady heat và avoid oil from smoking.

Transfer the fried banana slices onto paper towels lớn absorb excess oil.


How lớn make the spicy gravy for the ash plantain.

To a mediu-sized pan, showroom oil(2 tbs), followed by curry leaves(a sprig), onions(1 medium), ginger(1 tbs)garlic(1 tbs), green chillies(2).

Cook over low-medium heat until onions turn soft.3 minutes.

Add curry powder(2 tbs), red chilies powder(1 tbs), mustard powder(1 tbs) và cook for a further minute & then showroom tamarind juice(2 tbs) và vinegar(3 tbs). Cook for 2 minutes over low heat.

Immediately pour in the coconut milk(1 cup) & cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the gravy màu sắc changes or becomes dark.

Add sugar(1 tbs), taste, and season with salt.


Once the gravy turns thick & is slightly reduced.

Add the fried green banana chips.


Hold the handle of the pan and swirl khổng lồ mix the gravy with the fried banana chip slices.

Reduce fire lớn low and cook until there is less gravy & the remaining gravy has coated the banana chips.