Pazham Varattiyathu

Ingredients for Pazham Varattiyathu:

1. Big sized Kerala banana (Ethapazham) – 2

2. Ghee – 2 big spoons

3. Dry fruits – 1 big spoon

4. Coconut scrapped – ½ cup

5. Jaggery scrapped – 50 gm

6. Cardamom powder – ¼ small spoon

    Dry ginger powder (Chukku podi) – A pinch

How to prepare Pazham Varattiyathu?

1. Remove the skin of bananas and chop into lengthy pieces.

2. Heat ghee in a pan and fry dry fruits.

3. Remove dry fruits from oil and sauté banana.

4. Add scrapped coconut and sauté till it turns golden brown.

5. Add jaggery and keep stirring till it melts.

6. When the contents are mixed well, reduce the flame.

7. Fry till water content is almost absorbed.

8. Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and dry fruits.

9. Mix the contents well and put off the flame.

10. Serve hot.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine, August 15-31, 2019

Pazham Varattiyath (Recipe 2)

Ingredients for Pazham Varattiyath (Recipe 2):

1. Kerala banana (Ethapazham) – 2, cut into small pieces

2. Water – ½ cup

    Jaggery powdered – 1 small spoon

    Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

    Chilli powder – ¼ small spoon

3. Coconut oil – 1 small spoon

    Curry leaves – 1 stem

How to prepare Pazham Varattiyath (Recipe 2)?

1. Transfer banana along with ingredients no: 2 into a pan.

2. Close it with a banana leaf, and cook the contents in low flame.

3. When banana is well cooked, smash it well and add curry leaves and coconut oil.

4. Put off the flame.

5. Serve with steam cake or upma. You can also eat it as a snack.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine April 2-15, 2022

Read my own recipe – Ethapazham – Sharkkarakottu, a variance of above dish, I posted one year back.

Also read a few more Kerala banana sweet recipes. Here is the page link. Click on the images in the gallery to read. 

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