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I believe that salt is to food, what food is to life. In right proportions, it can heighten the taste of what you eat..and in the wrong - destroy! Even the most delicious sweets come added with some salt...to taste!

As for me, I've never enjoyed cooking. And as contrary to my owning a food-blog as it may sound, I always think about daily, routine cooking as a chore. But my tryst with the pots and pans began when I got a kitchen all to myself...I began experimenting and exploring new worlds in my own home. Some outcomes were excellent and some plain disasters. Then sprouted the need to keep track of all those good ones...and hence this blog!

Here, I share those experiments that pleased more than one palate!

June 22, 2009

Spicy Fried Bananas

Yes, you could say I'm going bonkers over bananas. Not too long ago it was Banana Cake and now fried bananas. Hmm, but little can be done when you want to eat something nice without much effort. So, this little dish is not only easy to make but is the perfect pair for South Indian rice delicacies.

1 Cooking Banana (raw), peeled and sliced
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Urad dal (split black gram)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tbsp Chillie Powder
And, of course, some salt to taste!!

- Heat oil in a skillet
- Add the mustard seeds and once they splutter add the urad dal and fry
- Toss in the banana slices and stir fry for about a minute
- Add the salt, chillie powder and turmeric powder and fry until the slices are coated well with the spices
- Close and allow the banana slices to cook, stirring occasionally
Serving Suggestion
Serve as a side dish with rice and sambar or just about any other rice preparation you like.

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