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How to Make a Ripe Plantain Sandwich (Nendra Banana Sandwich)

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Ripe plantain (nendra banana) sandwich.

Ripe plantain (nendra banana) sandwich.

A Unique Sweet Sandwich

We often make spicy sandwiches, but sweet sandwiches are rare and unique. Ripe plantain has a distinct taste and flavor. It is a versatile fruit. You can make a wide variety of snacks using plantains. These snacks are healthy and filling. Plantains are rich sources of fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins. They are easily digestible.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

4 pieces of sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized bowl full of chopped ripe plantain (about 1 plantain), remove the skin
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or oil, for making the stuffing
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee or butter, for making the sandwich
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less salt
  • 1 tablespoon or more sugar, as per taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated coconut (optional, adds a nice flavor)

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin of the ripe plantain. Roughly chop it. I used one ripe plantain to make 2 sets of sandwiches (4 pieces).
  2. Grind the plantain in a blender/mixer to get a coarse or near-smooth paste. Place it in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil or ghee in a non-stick pan. Add plantain pulp. Give it a quick stir. Put the fire on low. Continuously stir it till plantain pulp turns from yellow to orange. This may take about 2 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and salt. Continue stir-cooking till the pulp forms a ball. Turn off the fire. Keep aside for cooling. This is the stuffing for making the sandwiches.
  5. Take a bread slice. Evenly spread 1/2 of the stuffing on it. Cover it with another slice. Make the other sandwich using the remaining stuffing.
  6. Heat a flat pan. Add a few drops of ghee or butter. Place the sandwiches on it. Toast till they turn golden brown. Flip them and add a few drops of ghee or butter. Toast until the other side is also golden brown.
  7. Remove the sandwiches and keep them on a plate. Cut them in two using a knife. Serve them hot. Relish the taste of these scrumptious plantain sandwiches!

Important Tips

  1. Plantain pulp has a tendency to stick to the pan. Use a non-stick pan to avoid burning the bottom.
  2. Add a few drops of oil or ghee while sauteing.
  3. Eat these sandwiches hot.
Enjoy this sweet plantain sandwich!

Enjoy this sweet plantain sandwich!