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

raw banana fry

I prepare this raw banana 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. There are many recipes that can be made with unripe bananas. I have also shared one more variation of making raw banana fry recipe that is – Vazhakkai fry.

How to make raw banana fry

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.

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

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3. let the mustard seeds splutter.

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

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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.

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6. Then add the chopped raw bananas.

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

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

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9. Mix very well.

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10. Add ¼ cup water.

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

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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.

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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.

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15. Stir a couple of times when sauteing them.

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16. Then switch off the flame.

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

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Few more tasty recipes for you!

  1. Capsicum fry
  2. Kovakkai fry
  3. Vazhakkai poriyal
  4. Vazhakkai varuval

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raw banana fry

5 from 1 vote
A simple homely recipe of Kerala style raw banana stir fry.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine Kerala
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 or 2 dry red chillies - broken and seeds removed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves or 8-10 curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required

Instructions

chopping raw bananas

  • 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.

making raw banana fry

  • 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.
  • Then add 1/3 cup thickly sliced shallots. Stir them well and saute for a minute.
  • 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.
  • Then add the chopped raw bananas. Mix the bananas with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Next add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder and salt as required. Mix very well.
  • Add 1/4 cup water. Mix again very well.
  • Cover the pan and cook the bananas on a low flame or sim.
  • 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.
  • Once the bananas have softened, then cook them without a lid, till all the water or moisture evaporates.
  • Stir a couple of times when sauteing them. Then switch off the flame.
  • Serve raw banana 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 plantain fry.

Notes

  • You can add red chilli powder as per your taste requirements.
  • Either only red chili or green chili can be skipped.
  • You can use shallots or even regular onions in place of pearl onions.
  • Coconut oil brings out the best flavor in this dish. 

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
raw banana fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 1262mg55%
Potassium 1162mg33%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2530IU51%
Vitamin C 158mg192%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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