Here’s a quick & easy sweet treat that you can put together in minutes!
This was cooked by chance 2 days ago when my husband got some Nenthra or Nendran plantain as they are known in Kerala, India. These plantains are fibrous and retain their shape/ structure after cooking.
I tried cooking these for the first time the day before and completely fell in love with how tasty they turned out with such less effort & in no time at all!
Once ready, I must confess that did not last 10 mins as both of us were fighting over the last few pieces!! 😉
Cooking this left our home with the sweet scent of banana’s, cardamom & ghee which I loved!!
Cook Time: 15 mins Prep Time: 5 mins
- Ripe 2-3 Nenthra or Nendran plantain
- 7-8 cardamom pods (deseeded & crushed using a pestle & mortar)
- 1-2 tea spoon of ghee/ coconut oil or butter
- a sprinkle of sugar ( half a tea spoon)
Peel and chop the plantain into discs.
Heat a non-stick pan and add in the ghee/ butter or coconut oil while this becomes hot place the plantain pieces flat (every piece touching the pan)
Now as they sizzle away, sprinkle the sugar & freshly ground cardamom powder! This is the magical moment when your kitchen starts to smell like heaven!! 😉
Allow them to fry on one side until caramelized then turn them over using a spoon or fork. Once they turn golden on both sides they are ready to eat. I loved these!!!
For those banana fans out there definitely give this one a go!
Happy cooking 🙂
Note: Please make sure you buy ripe plantain as this recipe will not work if they are raw. To check is they are ripe enough, they should appear spotty & slightly soft to hold.