Ash Plantain Curry (Alu Kesel Vanjanaya)

Ash Plantain Curry

(Alu Kesel Vanjanaya)

ash plantain curry

3 large ash plantains (skinned and sliced diagonally)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder (or paste)
1 red onion, chopped
2 green chillies, sliced
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 cup cold water
1/2 coconut milk
Salt to taste

ash plantain


  • Put the ash plantain in a saucepan with water and all the other ingredients except the coconut milk
  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally
  • When the plantain is cooked add the coconut milk and simmer until it has been absorbed and the liquid has thickened
  • Check the seasoning, then remove from the fire
  • Serve with boiled rice


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