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Ethekkya Fry (Sweet Plantain Fry)

Ethekkya or plantains are extremely nutritious specially for kids. Its rice in fiber and potassium. We find ethekkya in most kerala households and are used to make variety of dishes. Today's dish is simple yet quite filling for toddlers and nutritious too. 
These Sweet Fried Plantains are crispy on the outside, soft inside. The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest. I make these with ghee and also sprinkle a little bit of nuts powder (which I make at home) and cinnamon powder. My kid loves this and  has these even with his roti. Lets get started. 


  • Plantains or ethekkya- 2 sliced round 
  • Ghee- 2 Tsp 
  • Cinnamon Powder- 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Nuts Powder-1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Honey - to drizzle (optional)
  1. Simply cut the plantains into 1/2 inch rounds 
  2. Keep a taw, drizzle the ghee on it
  3. Once its little hot, add these cut plantains (Ethekkya) and fry each side until its nice golden brown
  4. Sprinkle nuts powder, cinnamon powder and drizzle some honey over it (This is optional)
  5. Serve hot as it is or make it as a sandwich or with roti 


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