Plantain and Basella, Stir Fry


You Need:

  • 2 Plantains.
  • 300 Grams of Basella.
  • Cumin Seeds.
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric.
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder.
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder.
  • 1 Tablespoon of Rice Flour.

Dissolve a little turmeric in water. Then boil the unpeeled plantains in this turmeric water for about 15 mins on medium heat. Remove the plantains and while they cool, get the same water to a boil. Dump the washed Basella leaves in the boiling water and switch off the heat. One minute later remove the leaves and wash with cool water so they stop cooking. Squeeze them dry.

Peel the plantains and chop them into small pieces. Chop the basella leaves and combine with the plantains. Add turmeric, red chilly powder, coriander powder and rice flour. Season with salt. Mix well. Heat some oil, preferably mustard or coconut. Saute the mixed vegetables in this oil on high heat.

Serve hot or cold. Goes well with both roti and rice.

Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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