Aratikaya Tomato Koora Recipe – Andhra Style Plantains With Tomato

Aratikaya Tomato Koora is a delicious Andhra style plantains cooked with tomatoes. Plantains are rich in Vitamin C, K, amino acids and dietary fibres as compared to the ripened bananas making it relatively good for health.  Plantain Stem, Onion, Tomatoes, Green Chilli, Ginger, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Cumin seeds (Jeera), White Urad Dal (Split), Asafoetida (hing), Curry leaves, Oil, Salt   3 Plantain Stem , cut into small cubes 1 Onion , finely chopped 3 Tomatoes , finely chopped 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped 1 tablespoon Ginger , grated 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch  1 sprig Curry leaves Oil , as required  Salt , to taste     10   20     To begin making the Aratikaya Tomato Koora Recipe (Andhra Style Plantains Cooked with Tomato), peel the outer skin of the plantains, chop them into small cubes and place it in a bowl of water to avoid discolouration until cooking.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and let it crackle.Add the asafoetida, curry leaves and let it splutter. Add the chopped onion and saute until translucent.Add the grated ginger, green chilli, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute until the raw flavour of the ginger goes away.Now, drain the water from the plantains and add it to the pan. Season with salt, mix well and cover with a lid to cook for 10 minutes.Now, add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Sprinkle a little water and leave it to cook further for another 5 minutes with the lid on.Once done, gently stir everything together and switch off the flame.Serve the Aratikaya Tomato Koora Recipe (Andhra Style Plantains Cooked with Tomato) along with Phulkas or Steamed Rice and Andhra Style Pappu Charu for the weeknight dinner.