South Indian Green Plantain Curry

South Indian Green Plantain Curry

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Entrees, Vegetarian Dishes


  • Coconut oil – 3-4 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig of fresh curry leaves
  • 2 serrano peppers minced green chilies
  • 1- inch fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind or lemon juice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Green plantains 3-4


  • Peel the green plantains and boil in water with turmeric and salt until cooked through or pressure cook sliced plantains with 1 cup of water for 2-3 minutes in your Instant Pot
  • Remove them let cool.
  • Add coconut oil to a pan. Add the mustard seeds first to hot oil and allow to crackle.
  • Once crackling slows, add cumin seeds, chilies, and curry leaves to the hot oil and fry for 20-30 seconds. Add ginger following the spices until light brown.
  • Add the diced plantains immediately following step 4 to the pan and saute for 5-7 minutes so that it absorbs all the spices.
  • In the end, add tamarind or lemon juice, salt, and freshly grated coconut.
  • Serve hot!
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