Fried Ash Plantain Curry

Fried Ash Plantain Curry

Delicious fried ash plantain in a spicy, tangy thick coconut curry. With the added flavour of Maldive Fish, this dish is a sure winner.

  • Recipe serves:4-5
  • Preparation Time15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time12 Minutes


  • 5 ash plantains
  • 2 packets Knorr Maldive Fish Powder Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Astra
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 green chili, sliced
  • 1 inch piece, rampé
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon roasted curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon raw curry powder
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut ash plantains into cubes, mix with 1 teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of salt. Heat oil and deep fry till golden. Strain and set aside.
  • Melt Astra in a pan, add onion, garlic, green chili, rampé and curry leaves. Sauté till fragrant.
  • Add the fried plantain and rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil and serve hot.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Substitute the ash plantains with fried egg plant for variation.