Green plantains “tikki”

I love cooking with Green plantains.. They are a great starch substitute for regular potatoes and exotic to serve at a fancy dinner party. Normally I make a Green plantains  “sabji” (stir fried and seasoned) but today I wanted to make something different. Aloo (Potato) Tikki (cakes) are a very common snack in India so I derived my inspiration from that and made “tikkis” out of the plantains. They turned out to be delicious.. I served them with some leftover mango pineapple salsa and fresh guacamole.

Serve warm or at room temperature with mango pineapple salsa and fresh guac!

I felt that I was transported to some exotic island… the flavors were light and so refreshing..Perfect for Spring and Summer dinners!  Hope you enjoy!


Green plantains Prep:

Cut the green plantains with skin on into 2-3″ chunks. Peel the skins off using a knife.


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Boil the bananas in water, salt and turmeric for 15-20 minutes till fork tender to borderline mushy.

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Drain the bananas, add the garlic, green chillies and cilantro. Mash using a fork.

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Season with salt and using a blender, blend the banana mixture till it turns into a ball. DO NOT ADD WATER.

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Using greased palms, make small “tikki”/ patties and cook on a greased griddle for 3-4 minutes on each side on medium heat.


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