Thursday, 9 July 2015



Hi everybody, welcome to My Public Diary. I hope you all had a Monday - Thursday like I did. My first official post is going to be on a rare plantain dish which I call plantain porridge.

So I made coconut rice some days ago and I had some leftover vegetables which I kept in the fridge but I didn’t want them to shrivel before I use them so then I thought ‘what can I do with these vegetables?’ and an idea popped up in my head. My friend once told me to try this; she called it plantain sauce but I am calling it PLANTAIN PORRIDGE because while I was cooking my friend came into the room and said 'Khajol, what is this you are cooking? is it porridge?' So allow me to introduce to you Khajol's Plantain porridge.

Preparation time: 15minutes 

Cooking time: 20 minutes


·      Carrots

·      Green peas

·      Ginger

·      Vegetable oil (groundnut oil, soya oil)

·      Green pepper

·      Tomatoes

·      Onions

·      Seasoning (I used knorr chicken cubes)

·      Flake tuna fish (Sardines or Mackerel Sauce can also be used)

Extra Ingredients

·      Curry powder

·      Dried thyme

·      Cayenne pepper (ground dried pepper)


1.     Dice your carrots, green pepper, tomatoes and cut the ginger into fine pieces (nobody wants to chew large chunks of ginger in their meal) then slice your onions into rings, cut your plantain into desired size (preferably small).

2.     Cook the plantain for 10 minutes (I cut my plantain into smaller bits here) and set aside.
     Heat up your oil in a pot and sauté the vegetables until soft. Add a seasoning cube, half teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a can of flake tuna fish, very little curry powder and dried thyme to taste and simmer.

3.     Now go back to your plantain, add to the mixture and stir. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and you are good to go.

It can be served with rice, spaghetti or better still beans (believe me, serving this with beans is goodness on a plate). I served mine with spaghetti. I intended to take this meal with a chilled cup of smoothie but then I saw some lime relaxing on the fridge and I thought ‘why not take it with lime water?’ at least to cut down on my sugar intake. So I served my plantain porridge with spaghetti and a cup of lime water and it was yum yum!

        You might want to take carrots more often because

  • Carrots improve vision

  • They help prevent cancer

  • It slows down aging

  • Prevents heart disease


Comments are highly appreciated and welcome. Do drop comments after reading, thanks.