Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Kyane Podi (Pan Fried Ripe Plantain)

Kyane Podi is a simple, low fat recipe. I got this recipe from my mother. This recipe is simple and very easy to put together. The sliced ripe plantains are well seasoned and then rolled in semolina. Finally it is pan fried to get a crisp outer cover.

Generally it is made using a special variety of banana - 'Nendrabale'. It is abundantly cultivated in Kerala. I wanted to prepare this from a long time. But somehow I couldn't get hold on good ripe plantains. This time I was lucky enough to get good ones. This is the first time I got them and it tasted somewhat like 'Nendrabale'. So decided to make them and they turned out just like the ones I remember eating as a kid. I love this recipe as it is very different. Do try it and I am sure kids will love this!!

  • Ripe Plantains- 2
  • Red chilli powder - To taste
  • Sooji/Semolina- 3-4 Tbsp (adjust accordingly)
  • Oil - 1-2 tsp (for shallow frying)
  • Salt- To taste 


Choose a plantain which is ripe (the skin should turn partially black).

Now chop off the ends and remove the peel. Then slice it as shown below (around 2 inch long and 1/2 inch thick).

Then put it in a bowl or plate and sprinkle red chilli powder and salt. Mix gently until every piece gets well seasoned.

Now take semolina in a small plate and start rolling each piece until it gets well coated on either sides. 

Then place them on a pre heated skillet. Add little oil on each piece and then allow it to cook on medium flame.

Once it turns crisp and golden brown, flip it.

Remove from the pan when done. Kyane Podi is ready!!

Serve it hot or warm. It can be served as a snack or as a side dish to rice and curry. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.