Pazham Nirachathu (Stuffed Plantains)

 A very popular Malabar snack,banana stuffed with grated coconuts, nuts, and flattened rice.This is healthy, and a nutritious snack. You can serve for breakfast or dinner too.


Ingredients 
  • 5 ripe Plantains
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Flattened rice
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • 4 tbsp Gaggery
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Maida

  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan and dry roast flattened rice for 2 minutes.
  • H 1 tbsp ghee in the same pan then fry cashews and raisins drain it on a kitchen towel.
  • Add jaggery syrup and cook until it gets one string consistency. Then add grated coconut saute for few minutes in a medium flame.
  • Then add flattened rice, cardamom powder and fried raisins and cashews. mix well.switch off the stove and transfer the filling to a bowl.
  • In a bowl add maidaand water.Mix well and make a a fine thick batter.keep aside.
  • Peel banana and make a slit lengthwise(one end to another.depth should be made until center).
  • Take a portion of the coconut filling then gently fill in to the slit.Cover the slit with maida batter.
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and place the banana.Cover and cook on low heat.After few minutes turn all sides and fry till banana becomes golden color.

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