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Green Plantain Bhaji Recipe

Green plantains are a great alternative to potatoes and have a lower GI. If you have passed them up before then this recipe will surely change your mind.


  • 4 green plantains
  • 1 medium diced onions
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp of xacuti masala
  • 1/4 tsp of whole black mustard seeds
  • 3 whole red chilli
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 12-15 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp of Oil


  • Steam the 4 green plantians on medium heat for 25 minutes. Let cool, then skin it and dice the plantains.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, red chillies and half the curry leaves. Be careful as the mustard seeds tend to splatter around so you can cover it for 30 seconds till the popping sound is over.
  • Next add the xacuti masala and saute for 1 minute. To this add the water and salt to taste cook covered the sauce for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the chopped plantains mix well and check for seasoning. Cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • Next add the grated coconut, curry leaves and cook covered for another 3-5 minutes till done.
Serve this Green Plantain Bhaji as a savory side with rice and Guisdao de Peixe or with bread. It is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Not a fan of Green Plantains then try out my Green Beans Green Beans with Coconut Recipe.
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