4 Ingredients Sweet Plantain Appetizer

Its raining in California. The much awaited rain was here and Mother Nature blessed us with great rain the last couple of days. I had been making slow cooker soups to keep us warm. The sound of rain reminds me of Indian Monsoon. The time of the year the city is flooded with water and schools are closed. As a kid, I enjoyed skipping school and spend the day playing or watching TV. My mom would cook spicy food to fight any nasty cold that might be coming on its way. Rasam with tomatoes and crushed peppercorns is one such dish you would want to cuddle with on a gloomy cold day. I am excited to share that my South Indian recipes are featured in National Public Radio blog today. Hop over to see the recipes and yes, I have shared my mom’s tomato rasam recipe as well.

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What we enjoy the most on a rainy afternoon is crispy fritters with evening tea or coffee. Today I am sharing one of the easiest recipe ever. You need just 4 ingredients and it will be the most popular appetizer you can serve in your party. I am calling it “Just 4 Ingredients Sweet Plantain Disks” . I served with dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cardamom powder and rasam shots for a baby shower party. There is really small Mexican grocery store right next to my work place. I can find all possible fresh produce there starting from okra to banana leaves to plantains. I picked couple of ripe plantains yesterday today make these beauties.

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Makes 30-35 plantain disks

Recipe Source: Self


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 1/4 cup ghee (use as needed)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon cardamom powder


  1. Remove the skin of the plantains and slice them thin into cute rounds. Set aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a wide saucepan. Once hot, arrange the slices neatly to form a circle. You can make concentric circle by placing in the inner area of the saucepan.
  3. Let it caramelize for about 5-8 minutes. Turn and cook the other side for another 5 minutes. Make sure that it is crispy but moist and soft as well.
  4. Remove to a serving platter. Place a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle little cardamom powder on top.
  5. Serve warm

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