Veg meen pollichathu(plantain)

How to make veg meen pollichathu _ Plantain fry in banana leaves.



  • Plantain 2 numbers
  • Small onion 150 gm
  • Tomato 3 numbers
  • Curry leaves 1 string
  • Turmeric 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder 2 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Grated ginger 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chili 1 number
  • Coconut milk 1/4 cup
  • Banana leaf for wrap
  • Coconut oil and salt as need


  • Take 2 plantains peel the skin and cut like follow the picture.

To Marinate  plantain

  • Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste salt and mix everything  well to make a masala.
  • Apply the masala on both sides of the plantain and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  • After that, in a pan with medium heat, add coconut oil and fry the plantain until both the sides turned golden brown color.
To prepare gravy
  • In a pan with medium heat add coconut oil, curry leaves ,small onion and saute onion turns soft.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste.
  • When ginger garlic raw smell came out add tomato and salt.
  • Once tomato smashed well add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, grated ginger and green chili and saute the masala for 2 minutes
  • Now add the coconut milk. Allow the coconut milk to cook well until the mixture turns thick gravy consistency. now the gravy is ready.
To wrap
  • In a banana leaf place the prepared gravy mix and plantain on top of it, and spread remaining gravy all over the plantain.
  • Wrap the leaf tightly and tie it with thread or banana string.
  • Now in a pan with medium heat, add coconut oil and place the wrapped plantain and allow it to cook for 10 minutes on each side.once cooked remove the banana leaf.
  • Yummy veg meen pollichathuu ready.
  • Best combo of rice and rasam






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