Kadali Manja Tarkari

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Servings: 3 Preparation time:
  • Banana Stem ( 8 inch long )
  • Potato, Flesh And Skin, Raw, aloo potato 1 ( medium )
  • Onions, Raw, Onion onion 1 ( medium )
  • pancha phutana 1/3 tsp
  • Peppers, Hot Chili, Red, Raw, Red Chilies, Chillies, Dry Red Chillies, Chilly dry red chilies 3
  • Coriander Seeds, Hara Dhaniya coriander seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seed, Shahi Jeera, Nitu Didi cumin seed cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder, Cardamom Pd, Choti Elaichi, Cardamom, Cardamon, Elachi cardamon 2
  • Cinnamon, Ground, Cinamon, Dalchini, Cinnamon Powder, Cinnamon Sticks cinnamon stick 1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Garlic, Raw, Garlic flakes, Lahsun, grated garlic, Garlic pods garlic flakes 5
  • Bay Leaf, Tej Patta bay leaf 2
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder turmeric
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt salt
  • Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Cooking oil (for cooking) 5 tsp

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • This is the most time consuming process. Clean and cut the banana stem into thin circles.
  • After cutting one circle, one can feel the fibres when it tries to separate it from the remaining stem. Move you fingers in a circlar motion and remove as much of the fibres as you can.
  • Cut the circles into small pieces. Add salt and turmeric and keep aside for half an hour.
  • After half an hour, squeeze out all the water from the banana stem pieces using both hands.
  • Cut the onions into thin and small pieces . Cut the potato ito small cubes.
  • Grind the garlic cloves, cardamon , cinnamon, cumin and coriander into a smooth paste along with two of the red chillis.
  • Cooking: Heat 5 tsp oil in a wok. Add the pancha phutana, bay leaves and one red chilli. Follow with the onion pieces and fry till it turns brownish.
  • Add the masala paste with ginger-garlic paste and turmeric and fry till the raw smell goes off. Add the potato cubes and stir fry for 5 mins.
  • Add the squeezed out banana stem pieces and stir fry till it is almost cooked. Time taken will depend on the tenderness of the banana stem. If its very tender it will take about 8-9 mins but if it a not so tender this time may increase to 15-17 mins.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and cover with a tight lid. Cook for 5 mins.
  • Remove from fire. Serve hot with rice.

Cook's Tip:
While cooking cabbage, add a bay leaf. This will reduce the smell during cooking and also give a subtle flavor.
Add cardamom peels to the tea canister, instead of throwing them away. It will lend a very subtle flavour of cardamom to every cup of tea you brew!
Whole cinnamon sticks gives a spicy aroma to food. Whole sticks are used and later removed. Ground cinnamon are normally used in baking.


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