26 February 2015

Raw Banana Curry

Raw banana is an interesting vegetable, that is known for its starch and fibre content but is also high in potassium. It's a game changer for quite a few recipes, but makes for interesting dishes on its own too. Like this grated Raw banana curry....


Ingredients :

Raw Banana (Kachcha Kela) - 1 large
Green Chili - 1 medium(sliced)
Ginger - 1" piece (chopped)
Salt to taste
Hing (Asafoetida) - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut -  2 tbsps
Curry leaves - a few

Tempering :
Oil - 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds (Rai) - 1/2 tsp
Split Black gram (Urad dal)  -1 tsp
Split Bengal gram (Chana dal) - 1 tsp

Method :

1. Wash the raw banana and steam cook with the peel intact, till the peel changes colour (i.e, becomes brownish). This should be approximately 10 minutes, take care not to let it become too soft else we will have difficulty grating it.

2. Remove and let cool. Peel the banana and grate it. Keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start crackling, add the chopped green chili and ginger. Saute for a bit.

4. Now add the urad and chana dals and fry for about half a minute. Finally add in the grated raw banana. Stir well to let the oil coat it evenly.

4. Add salt to taste along with hing. Finally add the grated coconut and curry leaves. Cook for about 5-7 minutes stirring in between.
Remove and serve hot.


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