This is a snack you can have anytime be it breakfast, tea time or you feel like eating something. We love it; even my little one likes to have it. I make it very often. It is easy to make without any special skill.
Out of curiosity I goggled and find out that plantain eating habit is not only common in India it also more common in other parts of world too, especially in Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, and Philippines. Plantains are used in green and ripe form as well as fried, boiled and cooked. I found other interesting facts about eating plantains such as it helps with digestion, and prevents constipation. They are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron and fiber, with no cholesterol. Plantains are even considered to have mood enhancers and also thought to help to retain the everlasting youth (I have a doubt about that one, because my granddad and grandma used to eat plantain and they became very old though!). If you want to read more about health benefits of eating plantain read from here and here.
Plantains (and bananas) are prepackaged fruit by nature you can open and eat it, without thinking of microbes and dust.Here come Ethapazham puzhungiyathu /Boiled plantains recipe.
What you need
Ripe Plantain: 2 no (ripe enough to be eaten without any cooking.)
Water: 4 cups
How I Made
Wash and cut head and tail end of plantains using a knife and cut into 4 chunks of 3 inches.
In medium sauce pot heat water along with plantain chunks for about 15 minutes or until you see bright yellow spot in center.
Remove from the boiling water, peel the skin, and eat with or without sugar.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 Serving
Will you make it again: Making it very often.