Friday, October 28, 2011

Plantain Soup/Aratikaya Soup/Raw Banana Soup

Today I am sharing with you all a very delicious and healthy soup that I made with plantains.I had 2 plantains/aratikaya waiting to be cooked and within couple of days they started to ripen.This is the first time I had to cook something with ripe plantains.So I decided to make a soup with the ripe plantains as it would be too sweet for making curries.The soup turned out great.We liked it and hope you would too.

This is how the soup is made-------------


Main Ingredients :
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Ripe Plantains/Pandina Aratikayalu.....................2(large)
Onion................................................................1(large)
Carrot...............................................................2(medium)
Vegetable Broth................................................1litre(low sodium)

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Sesame Oil.....................................1tbsp
Cinnamon Stick..............................1(small piece)
Nutmeg..........................................1(small piece)
Bay Leaves....................................2
Garlic.............................................2(pearls minced)
Paprika..........................................1/2tsp
Turmeric........................................1/2tsp
Cumin-Corinder Powder................2tsp
Black Pepper Powder....................1tsp
Salt................................................to taste

Preparation :
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Rinse the plantains under cold water and cut off the tips.Now cut the plantains into 2 halves each with the peel(do not temove the peel) and pressure cook for 2 whistles.Once the cooker is cooled down remove the cooked plantains from the cooker and peel them.Keep the peel aside.(You can use the plantain peel for making Chutney1 ,Chutney 2 or Chutney/Spice Powder or Stirfry.)


Meanwhile dice the onion and finely chop the carrots and keep them asisde.


Now place a sauce pan or a vessel on the stove on medium high heat and add sesame oil to it.Once the oil is heated add the cinnamon stick,nutmeg and bayleaves and stir.

Later add the diced onions and let cook for few minutes till the onions sweat.Now add the minced garlic.



Once the onions are cooked add the finely chopped/grated carrot to the pan,add little salt and cook for few more minutes till the veggies start to soften.


Meanwhile take the cooked plantain pulp and blend it into a soft paste in the blender.


Once the veggies in the saucepan start to sweat add plantain puree,paprika,turmeric and cumin-coriander powder to the pan and stir well.


After 2 minutes add the low-sodium vegetable broth to the plantain spices mix and stir well.Let the entire mixture in the pan/vessel come to a boil.


Once it starts to boil switch off the stove and sprinkle a little powdered black pepper.The plantain soup is ready to be served.Remove the cinnamon stick,piece of nutmeg and bayleaves from the soup before serving.


Delicious and healthy Plantain Soup is ready to be served with some baked pita chips.Enjoy the warm soup and let me know ho you liked it.


This recipe goes to my event CWF-WV:Plantain which is being hosted by me from Oct 10th to Dec 10th.Do send in your delicious entries for this event.

8 comments:

  1. yummy and delicious soup.
    indu srinivasan
    kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

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  2. wow!! sounds yummy!! & will send some entries to your event...

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  3. Fantastic looking soup, sounds yummy!

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  4. Kiran,

    Plantain soup looks delicious, we make curry with ripe ones. Then in pumpkin bread I used only 2 eggs. It was a typo now I corrected. Thanks again for notifying it.

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  5. A lovely soup. Looks delicious.

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  6. This soup was soooooo good! I was looking for a savory recipe with ripe plantains, and I'm glad I gave yours a shot! My boyfriend thought it was squash soup. Thank goodness I didn't tell him that it was plantains, he hates plantains and never would have tried it! The spices were amazing. I forgot to add the cinnamon and I didn't have nutmeg, but I feel like that didn't take away from the goodness at all.

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