Aratikaya Curry Recipe is not something we see every day in America. In India, where I am from, it is a common vegetable found at most any grocer.
It is used as an ingredient in many dishes or eaten raw or cooked with rice and beans. It has a sour taste and a unique yellow color representing its color on the plate.
How to make Aratikaya Curry Recipe
- ¼ tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 6-8 curry leaves
- ½ tsp. sambar/coriander powder
Step 1: Wash, peel and cut the unripe Aratikaya into bite-size pieces.
Step 2: Add salt and turmeric powder (optional). If you prefer your vegetables well cooked, then cook until half has done. If you prefer al dente, cook for only 3 to 5 minutes. (I like them al dente).
Step 3: Saute cumin seeds and mustard seeds in a pan, add curry leaves and red chili powder, and cook until dry.
Step 4: Pour the spiced mixture on cooked Aratikaya.
Step 5: Cook for a couple of minutes and serve hot with rice.
Nutrition facts of Aratikaya Curry Recipe
Health Benefits of Aratikaya Curry Recipe
Aratikaya is a great vegetable to have in your diet. Its nutrients include potassium, magnesium, and folates. It also has good amounts of Vitamin B1, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and Vitamin K. These nutrients are great for overall health.
When choosing Aratikaya, you should cut off the middle part that resembles a heart shape if you find it large and hard.
Best 5 Serving Ideas for Aratikaya Curry Recipe
1. Serve the Aratikaya curry recipe with your favorite rice, dal, and curry.
2. Aratikaya curry goes well with hot chapati or poori.
3. You can also make a sandwich with aratikaya and add some spicy greens like cabbage to make a healthy, filling meal.
4. Add potatoes and make them into a stew/khichdi for lunch or dinner with rice and dal.
5. See the recipe for Aratikaya Kootu for a quick snack or lunch recipe. Since it can be made in advance, snack on it whenever you feel like it.
Can I Freeze It?
Yes. Make a large batch and freeze them for 2 to 3 months if you have them. To reheat, add to boiling water for about 7 minutes.
Can I Eat it Raw?
Yes, many recipes use Aratikaya curry or other dishes as an ingredient. However, I do not recommend eating Aratikaya raw because it will not be cooked sufficiently enough and risk choking the eater on pieces of hard vegetables.
How Long will It Take To Prepare?
TAratikaya Curry Recipe takes 15 minutes to make. However, the time will vary depending on the speed of your stove, and in my case, I made sure that I had everything ready before I started cooking.
How To Make More Delicious?
Aratikaya Curry Recipe is quite delicious. However, you can make it tastier by adding hot red chili powder or chilly powder, garlic, and onion to the curry.
Is It Suitable For Pregnant Women?
Yes, it is. See the article Is Aratikaya Good for Pregnant Women for more information about pregnancy and aratikaya in your diet.
Is It Good for Kids?
Yes, Aratikaya Curry Recipe is suitable for kids. Although I won’t recommend them to overeat it regularly, if they have a healthy balanced diet, they can enjoy this dish with rice and dal once in a while.
Is It Good For Diabetic Patients?
Yes, this recipe is suitable for diabetic and non-diabetic food for people with diabetes. See the article Is Aratikaya Good for Diabetics for more information about diabetes and Aratikaya in your diet.
Can Vegetarians Eat It?
Yes, vegetarians can eat it because the spices used in the recipe are all from vegetable sources, especially turmeric powder, a natural herb. Not only that, but it is a common vegetable used in many Indian recipes.
Is It Suitable For Heart Patients?
Yes, this recipe is suitable for heart patients. It uses Aratikaya in different dishes and many nutrients that can benefit heart patients, such as niacin, folates, pantothenic acid, and potassium.
See the article Is Aratikaya Good for Heart Patients for more information about the health benefits of aratikaya in your diet.
Raw banana curry Mangalorean style
I have done a recipe on Mangalorean Style Raw Banana Curry. My father is from Mangalore, and he is a great chef. Some of the dishes he used in preparing this dish are raw bananas in tamarind water, jaggery, and curry leaves.
Aratikaya Curry Recipe Review
I am happy and satisfied with this recipe. It is good and nutritious. I like how the curry had a distinct yellow color on the plate because it shows you that the dish is well cooked. The curry taste was refreshing and mild and did not overpower my palate.
Price Of Aratikaya Curry Recipe
The price of this recipe is $12 to $18. I was able to buy all the ingredients at my local Indian grocery store for $10, and it made 5 servings.
I love this recipe, and I hope you will too. This is a nutritious dish with abundant amounts of Vitamin K, folates, and niacin. I have tried it in my kitchen, and I am confident you will like this recipe.
This is a dish that you can eat on its own if the main meal is delayed, or you can add it to any vegetable dish or dal to make a more filling meal.