Raw Banana/Plantain Curry

This month I have two events running both close to my heart.
Back to roots where you can repost your own recipe with new pictures and send it to me and the other is Priya’s Veggie/Fruit of the month-Raw Bananas hosted by me.

Raw Bananas or plantains as they are called are high in starch content. So they can replace potatoes in most cases. Get the hint?

With this in mind I made this delicious gravy out of raw bananas.

1 cup raw bananas,
3-4 tblspn freshly grated coconut
1 pea sized ball of tamarind
½ tsp Red chilli powder (adjust as per taste)
4-5 seeds of fenugreek/methi
½ tsp of urid daal (I used a small rock)
½ tsp hing/asafoetida
Mustard seeds
Jaggary (optional)

1. In case you have not already done it please oil your palms a bit and your peelers too, now peel the raw banana. Cut the banana lengthwise and make fine slices. (You can make thicker ones but I choose thin slices so that it cooks faster).

2. In a kadhai/wok heat fry the fenugreek seeds till reddish. Remove then add the urid daal and fry again till reddish. Remove from the kadhai fry the hing. I did this as I was using small rock of hing in case you are using the powder switch off the gas and add the hing or add it to the oil after the mustard when you are making the tadka.

3. Grind to a fine paste the coconut, tamarind, haldi, red chilli powder, and fenugreek and urid daal and hing/asafoetida.

4. In the same kadhai heat some oil and splutter mustard seeds, add the hing/asafoetida (in case you have not ground it).

5. Add the sliced banana pieces and stir.

6. Add the ground paste and stir, adjust the amount of gravy and the thickness needed using water.

7. Add the salt and jaggary if using. Bring to a boil. (Since my slices were thin they cooked almost immediately else cook covered till cooked).

8. Garnish with coriander.

9. Serve hot with rice and papad.

Sending to my own event Veggie /Fruit of the month-Raw Banana Priya’s brainchild.

to Only curries  started by Pari and hosted by Janaki

and Cooking without Garlic and Oil.


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18 thoughts on “Raw Banana/Plantain Curry

  1. Alpana November 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Delicious looking curry…….Thanks for sharing.

  2. Priya November 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Woww curry looks inviting and delicious.

  3. divya November 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm Reply

    Wow they looks super irresistible, fantastic..

  4. aipi November 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm Reply

    Lovely ingredients in there,sounds like a must try 🙂USMasala

  5. Pushpa November 9, 2011 at 1:38 am Reply

    Delicious plantain fry.

  6. Amina Khaleel November 9, 2011 at 2:18 am Reply

    fabulous raw banana curry… looks delicious

  7. Amy November 9, 2011 at 4:42 am Reply

    yummy!! Pl link it with my blog party,link tool is open now…

  8. Prathibha November 9, 2011 at 5:25 am Reply

    Delicious curry…looks yumm

  9. Kaveri November 9, 2011 at 6:45 am Reply

    A very yummy and delicious curry

  10. Hari Chandana November 9, 2011 at 8:43 am Reply

    Nice curry… looks perfect !!Indian Cuisine

  11. Prathima Rao November 9, 2011 at 10:54 am Reply

    Delicious & flavorful curry :)Prathima RaoPrats Corner

  12. Sensible Vegetarian November 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply

    This surely is a superb delicious curry, looks awesome.

  13. faseela November 10, 2011 at 10:34 am Reply

    Delicious n awesome curry

  14. faseela November 10, 2011 at 10:35 am Reply

    Happily following you……………..Do drop at my space

  15. Sobha Shyam November 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm Reply

    absolutely delicious curry..

  16. Priya Sreeram November 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm Reply

    good one !

  17. Mythreyi November 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm Reply

    looking delicious, will send some of Plantian Dishes for your event…-MythreyiYum! Yum! Yum!

  18. Amy November 15, 2011 at 12:36 am Reply

    yummy dish!!Thanks for linking with my event….hope your future participation tooFood CornerMidweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

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