Friday, April 3, 2009

Baked Plantains

Plantains or Balekayi as we call in Kannada. Which is most used for making Bhajjis (deep fried with chickpea flour coating) or deep fried chips. We love them both and enjoy eating them, but since its deep fried I make them very rarely.

Last week I was going through a magazine, where I saw this recipe for Baked Plantains(Recipe of
Ingrid Hoffmann). I followed her recipe but replaced Cilantro leaves for Parsley. I made this as a evening snack and very much enjoyed them, very healthy way of using Plantains.


(Adapted from Ingrid Hoffmann's Recipe)

Ingredients

  • Plantain (s) - 1 big or 2-3 small ones
  • Spices : chili powder, cumin powder
  • Cilantro/coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (wash and chopped)
  • Peanut oil - 2tsp
  • Salt for taste
  1. Pre-heat the oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the skin of plantain and cut them to medium size slices ( not too thin or thick)
  3. In a bowl mix oil, salt, chili powder and cumin powder and chopped cilantro leaves. Mix well (if making for kids mix every thing except chili powder).
  4. Coat the sliced plantains with the oil mixture on both sides. Lay them in a single layer on a Parchment paper or foil in a baking sheet.
  5. Cover them loosely with a foil and bake for about 10-15 mins and turn them and bake for another 5-10 mins. Let it cool a bit.

Enjoy! Have a nice Weekend eveyone.

23 comments:

  1. Looks great, easy and tasty! :)

    You too, be warm and have a fun weekend there. It's raining here for 3 days now, weekend will be warm and nice, looking forward to buying some veggie plants.

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  2. nice one dear..healthy ones!!

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  3. Ur right, this is so healthy and looks delicious too.

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  4. I love baking stuff as opposed to deep frying. Much healthier. Nice recipe. Really easy too.Will definitely try it.

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  5. Awesome snack idea for teatime Madhu! :) Have a happy weekend!

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  6. What a neat idea of savoring less calorie Chips! Thanks a bunch for posting Madhu :)

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  7. Looks very yummy and easy to make.

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  8. Looks perfect and delicious! Yummmm...

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  9. I love those chips.....esp tha one from kereala..

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  10. wow.. crispy chipes... nice click.. delicious...

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  11. Delightful snack anytime of the day. I usually steam cook the bananas and then broil them.

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  12. Plantain fry without oil, thanks for sharing this...

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  13. I prefer baked food rather than deep-fried ones.. and the baked chips with plantain is a great idea..

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  14. Baked plantains looks superb, can have without any guilty..great snack Madhu!

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  15. Great recipe Madhu. Baking them is always a good idea.

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  16. I made something similar from Bee's blog. Your's look very good.

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  17. I've bookmarked one of IH's plantain recipes too- she grates the plantain to make fritters.
    This baked one sounds good too.

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  18. looking at the picture I would never say they are plantains they look good and no oil seems good... stumbled upon your blog, nice one :) shall keep visiting you...

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