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raw banana stir fry recipe | how to prepare kerala style raw banana stir fry

raw banana stir fry recipe with step by step photos – simple homely side dish prepared with raw unripe banana or plantains.

i prepare this raw banana stir fry at times to go as a side dish with sambar-rice or rasam-rice. the recipe is very simple and easy. you can also serve this banana stir fry with chapatis.

the recipe is a basically a simple kerala style stir fry made with raw bananas. i have used pearl onions in the recipe. you can use shallots or even regular onions. coconut oil is an essential ingredient in the recipe. so i would not suggest to skip it.

there are two ways you can prepare this stir fry. either steam the bananas first or saute or steam them while cooking. i always follow the second method as i find it easier. i have also shared one more variation of making raw banana fry recipe.

there are many recipes that can be made with unripe bananas. some more recipes posted with raw unripe bananas are – raw banana kofta, raw banana poriyal and banana chips recipe.

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plantain stir fry recipe
prep time
5 mins
cook time
20 mins
total time
25 mins
 

raw banana stir fry recipe - a simple homely recipe of kerala style raw banana stir fry.

course: side
cuisine: kerala
servings: 2 to 3
author: dassana
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 medium to large plantains or 210 grams raw unripe bananas or 1.75 to 2 cups chopped plantains
  • 45 grams pearl onions, about 9 to 10 pearl onions or 1/3 cup thickly sliced pearl onions or chopped onion
  • 1.5 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 chopped green chilli (hari mirch)
  • 1 or 2 dry red chillies (sookhi lal mirch) - broken and seeds removed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves or 8-10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required
how to make recipe
  1. rinse 210 grams raw unripe bananas first. peel them lightly. then chop them in small cubes. add them in a bowl containing water, so that they don't darken. keep aside.
  2. heat 1.5 tablespoon coconut oil in a shallow frying pan. keep the flame to a low and add 1 tsp mustard seeds. let the mustard seeds splutter.
  3. then add 1/3 cup thickly sliced shallots. stir them well and saute for a minute.
  4. next add 1 chopped green chilli, 1 or 2 dry red chillies (broken & seeds removed) and 1 sprig curry leaves. mix very well and saute for a minute.
  5. then add the chopped raw bananas. mix the bananas with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. next add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder and salt as required. mix very well.
  7. add 1/4 cup water. mix again very well.
  8. cover the pan and cook the bananas on a low flame or sim.
  9. do check a couple of times when the banana is cooking. if the water dries up and the banana is not cooked, then you can add some more water.
  10. once the bananas have softened, then cook them without a lid, till all the water or moisture evaporates.
  11. stir a couple of times when sauteing them. then switch off the flame.
  12. serve banana stir fry hot or warm with sambar-rice, rasam-rice, dal-rice or chapatis. if you want you can also garnish with some coriander leaves while serving.
recipe notes

- you can add red chilli powder as per your taste requirements.
- either only red chili or green chili can be skipped.


how to make raw banana stir fry recipe:

1. rinse 210 grams raw unripe bananas first. peel them lightly. i usually remove the black spots and keep the peels as they are or peel bananas very lightly. chop them in small cubes and add them in a bowl containing water, so that they don’t darken. keep aside. you will need about 1.75 to 2 cups of chopped banana cubes.

2. heat 1.5 tablespoon coconut oil in a shallow frying pan. keep the flame to a low and add 1 tsp mustard seeds.

3. let the mustard seeds splutter.

4. then add ⅓ cup thickly sliced shallots. stir them well and saute for a minute.

5. next add 1 chopped green chilli, 1 or 2 dry red chillies (broken & seeds removed) and 1 sprig curry leaves or 8 to 10 curry leaves. mix very well and saute for a minute.

6. then add the chopped raw bananas.

7. mix the bananas with the rest of the ingredients.

8. next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder and salt as per taste.

9. mix very well.

10. add ¼ cup water.

11. mix again very well. cover the pan and cook the bananas on a low flame or sim.

13. do check a couple of times when the banana is cooking. if the water dries up and the plantains are not cooked, then you can add some more water.

14. once the bananas have softened, then cook them without a lid, till all the water or moisture evaporates. the bananas just needs to be cooked. do not over cook them.

15. stir a couple of times when sauteing them.

16. then switch off the flame.

16. serve banana stir fry hot or warm with sambar-rice, rasam-rice, dal-rice or chapatis. if you want you can also garnish with some coriander leaves while serving.

 




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This post was last modified on November 15, 2016, 6:28 pm

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