Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Raw banana curry/poriyal

I love raw bananas- My mom is an absolute genius when it comes to making something delicious out of them! I have literally grown up gorging on the stir fry she would make of raw bananas. Funny thing is, my husband hates them :( - He abhors raw bananas and I seldom cook them. The other day, I was shopping and found these gorgeous looking green bananas. I don't like to cook for myself but then I decided to treat myself with a stir fry that would make my mom proud. So, this dish is just for my taste buds and boy did they feel pampered :) - When was the last time you cooked to pamper your own taste buds???


Ingredients-

500 gms Raw bananas
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
1 green chilli (chopped)
1 dry red chilli broken into two
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt according to taste
curry leaves (couple of leaves, to enhance flavor)
cooking oil - 2 tbsp

Preparation-

Steam the raw bananas (with their skin) till they become soft and tender. Peel the outer skin and discard it.   Chop the inner pulp into cubes or slightly mash them (depending upon the extent to which they have been steamed). In a wok, add oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow them to sputter. Add red chilli pieces, green chilli pieces and curry leaves. Cook for a couple of seconds before adding the chopped/mashed raw banana pulp. Toss well. Add turmeric powder and adjust salt according to taste. Cook the bananas till light golden brown. Serve with hot steaming rice!

19 comments:

  1. Great recipe. I love raw bananas too especially in koftas :)

    US Masala

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  2. Yummy curry! We love vazhakai curry in our house too - favorite with more-kozhambu or poondu rasam!

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  3. Wow Superb recipe !!! Curry looks so delicious !!

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  4. Suchi, always MOMS are the best .. Droolworthy podimas, goes good with rice

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  5. Dish looks superb...I love raw bananna stir fry...

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  6. Banana stir fry looks yummy and delicious.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Banana fry is a favorite recipe!!! Love ur version!!

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  8. delicious and simple raw banana curry.

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  9. Love this stir fry along with hot piping rasam..yumm!

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  10. This recipe sounds wonderful. I have never made a stir fried with bananas. You made your Mom proud!

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  11. Sooooo good! This looks like a great South Indian dish - Thanks for the super share!
    Megs

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  12. thumbs up to this suchu-yup i remmeber our amma's vazhaikkai curry- slurp !

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  13. Vazhakai varuval looks delish.

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  14. Looks delicious raw banana fry..

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  15. What a great recipe, it sounds so delicious. Plus really healthy with the bananas, yummy!

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  16. This sounds wonderful! So full of flavor, and bananas used in savory applications are so delicious! Great recipe :)!

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  17. Wow!!! what a lovely blog... and delicious recipes too... i have event running in my blog it would great....

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  18. cool! looks delicious. i've never tried banana stir fry before.

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