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Siri Pulipaka
Course Main


  • 2 plantains green/raw bananas
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

For Tempering:

  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp split white urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chilli broken into two halves
  • a pinch of hing asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tsp oil


  • Cut plantain into two halves with skin on and boil until tender. If using pressure cooker, cook for one whistle. and let the pressure release naturally. Once they cool a bit and are easy to handle, take the skin off and cut into cubes.
  • In a wide pan, heat oil. Add urad dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once they start to sizzle, add red chilli and a pinch of hing. Add chopped onions and a pinch of salt to cook them faster, until they become translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste and give a good mix. Cook for 2 mins and then add green chillies and curry leaves. Season with turmeric and salt. Add cubed plantain. Give it a gentle toss. On low-medium flame, cook for about 4 minutes for the flavors to combine. Finally add grated coconut and cook for 5 more minutes. Turn off heat. Serve with rice or roti.