Aratikaya Podi / Plantain Powder

Hi Buddies,

This is my nannamma’s (grand mom) recipe. My hubby is not a fan of plantain and often complains that it’s too sticky or dry. Then I remembered my granny’s yummy plantain powder and got this recipe from her. He absolutely loved this and couldn’t make it out that its plantain powder 🙂 .This is very simple to make and could be stored up to a week at room temperature. I made this on weekend and survived on it for this entire week (had a very hectic week so far 🙁 ). Hope you too would love my granny’s authentic recipe.

Preparation Time:  30 minutes
No of Servings: 4-6


Plantain: 1

For Powder:
Chana dal: 2 tbsp.
Urad dal: 2 tbsp
Dhania: 2 tbsp.
Dry coconut (grated/flakes): 2 tbsp.
Red chilies: 3-5 (adjust as per taste)
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp.
asafoetida/Hing: pinch
Oil: 1 tsp.
Salt: As per taste

For Tempering:
Curry Leaves: Few
Oil: 2-3 tbsp.
Urad dal: 1 tsp.
Chana dal: 1 tsp.
Turmeric: pinch
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp.
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp.
Hing: pinch


  • Wash a plantain and steam it for 15 minutes in cooker/idli steamer (I have used idly steamer).

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  • Turn off heat after 15 minutes, let it cool down and peel off the skin (it comes off very easily ).

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  • Meanwhile, heat a pan with 1 tsp. of oil and add Chana dal, Urad dal to it.
  • After a minute, add Dhania, Dry coconut, chilies, mustard seeds and hing.

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  • Roast them till you get nice aroma and turn off heat. Let it cool.

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  • Powder it in blender and now add roughly cut steamed plantain to it.

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  • Blend it again with salt (separate it with fork roughly if it has some lumps).

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  • Heat a pan with 2-3 tbsp. Of oil.

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  • Add urad, chana dal, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds to it.
  • When they start crackling, add hing, curry leaves and the blended plantain .

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  • Fry the mixture for 5-7 minutes on medium flame till it gets slighted roasted.
  • Let it cool and serve it with hot rice.
  • You can also store it in an air tight container.


  • You can add garlic if you like while frying.

Aratikaya Podi / Plantain Powder

Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous

    Tried this recipe and it turned out to be very tasty.. Thanks for sharing..

  2. Deepu (Post author)

    Thanks for trying and letting me know.

  3. Anonymous

    I tried this recipe today , it was very tasty ! Thank you .

    1. Deepu (Post author)

      Thanks for trying and posting your response!

  4. Supriya Rao

    Hi there, I was looking for a creative recipe for artikay and found your’s through google images. I tried it out tonight and it’s delicious! Thank you for taking the time to blog it.


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