Stuffed Whole Plantain - Healthy Snack
 
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Ingredients
  • Plantain, ripe- 2 or more
For making stuffing
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts or Almonds, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  • Sugar- 2 tbsp
  • Egg, beaten- 1
  • Cardamom powder- ½ tsp
  • Dates, chopped- 4
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp for roasting coconut-egg
  • For frying: Oil-1/2 cup oil or ghee
For making the glue
  • All-purpose flour- ½ cup
  • Water- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp to make a thick smooth batter
Instructions
  1. Use medium ripe plantains for making this, do not use too ripe plantains.
  2. Peel off the skin.
  3. Using a sharp knife, gently make a shallow slit lengthwise on the plantain.
How to make the stuffing
  1. Place a non-stick cooking pan over medium heat- add 1 tbsp ghee, cashew nuts; saute for a minute.
  2. Add grated coconut and sugar; roast till coconut turns golden in color.
  3. Add cardamom powder to the coconut.
  4. Add eggs to the roasted coconut and scramble the eggs.
  5. Add chopped dates, saute for a minute.
  6. Stuffing is ready, allow it to cool down.
How to stuff the whole plantain
  1. Take about 2 to 3 tbsp of the stuffing and gently stuff it into the slit.
  2. Using your hands, push the stuffing inside the plantain as much as you can.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all-purpose flour and water, make it into a thick paste.
  4. Apply this paste along the slit and glue the gap, apply some over the top of the sealed plantain too.
  5. Make sure the gap has closed well.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil for pan-frying.
  7. Place the stuffed plantain sealed side down on the oil.
  8. Let the sealed side of the plantain turn golden brown, the slit will be closed tightly now.
  9. Using a flat spatula, carefully flip the plantain and let the other side turn golden brown too.
  10. Flip over a few times & pan fry till all the sides turn golden brown.
  11. Transfer to a paper towel.
  12. Garnish with the filling.
  13. The filling itself tastes delicious, enjoy that as well.
  14. Serve warm for breakfast or as an evening snack.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/stuffed-whole-plantain-pazham-nirachathu-malabar-snack-healthy-recipe/