Plantain Curry

I learnt this dish from my Mum in law last summer its a great way to prepare Indian green plantains its easy to make and loaded with spicy flavor and it makes hubby happy as its one of his favorite side dishes! 

I love having a food blog as I search recipes I have stored and learnt from others and re create dishes and tweak them :-), thats what I hope the Chow and Chatter  iPhone recipe app will be for folks, its now been submitted to apple for approval so stay tuned!!

  • 3 medium plantain
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 chopped  tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • canola oil
  • mustard seeds a few
  • fennel seeds a few
  • curry leaves 4-5
  • masala powder 1 spoon
  • pinch of cumin


  1. remove the outside skin of the plantain and cut into 1/2 inch slices set side, after soaking in a dish of water for one hour 
  2. heat the oil and pop the mustard seeds and fennel, add the curry leaves
  3. then add the onion, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, add the tomato, and reduce the heat down to a simmer, ensure you don't rush this step I have learnt with Indian cooking making the curry paste is key for a great dish :-)
  4. add turmeric, and masala powder, salt to taste and a 1/4 cup of water add plantain and cover for 7-10 minutes, or until soft
What are your favorite ways to cook plantains? 

This picture was taken last weekend at a diwali party at Wake Forrest University in Winston Salem, it had a lovely cultural program and Indian dance performances Jasmines adored it and called it a dance party! If you have something like this in your city go, its so much fun, thats our friend George laughing next to hubby he really enjoyed it as well.

 Its so important to embrace other cultures and celebrate their customs with them (you can do this without changing your beliefs LOL - Christmas is still my favorite he he he, but I am Christian but its fun to learn from others and important for children to learn to love and respect all)

I even carved my first jack o lantern yesterday he he ! I didn't grow up celebrating Halloween in the UK.

Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends and family :-) this week


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  1. I love plantains...... I have to try this dish with Indian sounds delicious.

  2. This sounds wonderful, I love the flavors of curry and cumin!

  3. Interesante y además delicioso.


  4. I've never used plantains in Indian cooking - a little bit in Cuban dishes. Always enticed by cumin and curry!

  5. Great way to use plaintains. The "dance party" sounds fun! I was quite impressed by Winston-Salem!

  6. Plantains sounds so unfamiliar to me. Not sure if I ever taste it before in Indian banana leaf rice.

  7. Gorgeous curry. I'll have to keep my eye open for plantains--it looks delicious.;-)

  8. Hi,

    Love the plaintain curry...:)


  9. Mmm I adore plantains but haven't ever thought to use them in curry. This sounds delicious!

  10. Sounds like a yummy dish, Rebecca. Plantains are a favorite in my house.
    Hope you had fun carving pumpkins. There sure are enough carving ideas around!

  11. I don't think I have ever made plantains before, but this looks so good that I may need to try this.

  12. I love the Cuban way of frying plaintains and serving them with quacamole. I've also had wonderful plaintain cakes as a tapas.

    This looks like a wonderful way to serve them too!

  13. I love plantains and I love curry, so this is a must try recipe; thanks.

  14. Oooh, I'm crossing my fingres for you and your iPhone app (even though I don't have an iPhone, boohoo)! Plantain curry sounds amazing! I can only imagine how spicy-sweet it must be :) PS I had brunch with Christo yesterday! We were talking about your visit, can't wait to finally meet you!

  15. Erica oh I love the way you make them
    Emily thanks
    Jose Gracias
    GF Gidget oh thanks so much
    Jess thanks
    Claudia hope you try it lol
    belinda oh we love it here come visit again!
    Little Inbox hope you find some lol
    Deb thanks
    Sameena thanks
    Joanne oh you will love it
    Sushma thanks
    Barbara yep carved my first jack o lantern the other day!!
    Melinda hope you do
    savoring time in the kitchen oh I love Cuban food
    Rita enjoy
    Victoria thanks so so much for your kind support looking forward to meeting you and Christo he is cool

  16. This looks and sounds very healthy and delicious!

  17. Lovely flavours.
    Thanks for sharing some special moments of your life ♥

  18. Wonderful recipe. I love plantains but have never had them like this, but I know I would definitely enjoy them this way. I have only had them deep fried, like a chip, which I love.

    I agree; it is important to learn and respect other cultures. I find learning new things about others very interesting.

  19. Dimah thanks its tasty lol
    Ana my pleasure
    Peanutts thanks
    Raina well said lady after my own heart :-)

  20. Love this Indian Plantain curry. Like the flavors in it, Rebecca.

  21. What a great idea! I think curry makes everything better--even plantains!

  22. This sounds like a tasty recipe.

  23. Ooo...another way for me to try plantains. Love it. I try to go to cultural event s here in LA whenever I can. They really are fun to go to.

  24. I absolutely loved it when my client has their parties- the stick dance was my favorite!

  25. Sanjeeta thanks
    a spicy perspective so true
    mimi thanks
    Jenn your cool love that you do that
    Chef E oh thats cool they must be North Indian they dance more

  26. What a pretty dish you presents, very tempting!


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