Raw Banana Curry (with Onion)

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Raw banana curry

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Raw banana is one of the veggies which is available all the year round.  There are so many varieties and to name a few, we have the Nendra, Kat Bale and the common raw banana.  I have already put up the garlic version of the curry and today I would like to put up the onion version of curry which also tastes really good with rice and dal.  It is very simple and easy to prepare.

Banana plant in my garden

Chopped raw banana and onions

What you need to have:

1. Chopped raw Banana  – 3 cups

2. Chopped onions – 1 cup

3. Green chilly – 3-4 (slit)

4. Tomato -1 (medium)

5. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

6. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

7. Fresh grated coconut – 1 Teaspoon (optional)

Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and chop raw bananas and put it in water for a while.

2. Wash, peel and chop onions lengthwise and keep it aside . (Both the chopped veggies are in image -2). Slit green chillies and grate coconut and keep it aside as shown  in image-3.  Wash and chop tomato as well.

3. Place a skillet with 3-4 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  When heated toss mustard seeds into it.  When it splutters add turmeric powder and slit green chilly from step-2, and stir for a while.  Now add chopped tomato and fry it on low flame till it turns mushy.  When done, lower the flame and  add chopped onions from step-2. Also add required quantity of salt to the dish, so that onions do not burn and fry it till it turns transparent.

Seasoning in progress

Chopped raw banana being added

5. Close it with a lid and keep a close watch to ensure that it is not burnt. Sprinkle a little water if not cooked soft. Finally add fresh grated coconut from step-2 to it. Serve hot with rice and dal or even with Jwari roti.

Ready to serve Raw Banana curry

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Good to remember:

1. Use only raw bananas for the dish. Even if little ripe, it will make the curry a little sweet and tasteless.

2. Do not peel the banana completely – the reason being that not only are the nutrients lost but also the curry will turn mushy.

3. Sprinkle very little water to avoid the curry from turning sticky.


7 thoughts on “Raw Banana Curry (with Onion)

    Priya said:
    January 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Luv to c the curry is really homemade…Awesome stepwise pics

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Hi Priya,

      The veggie is also from my own garden so it could be still afresh no???????

    Sushma Mallya said:
    January 31, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    its simple and yummy…& loved the new look of your blog..its beautiful prathibha…

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

      Hi Sushma,

      Thanx a lot for ur complements. This is my grany’s recipe.

    Knorr Soups said:
    February 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Prathibalrao, your recipe was really enjoyable. Homemade recipes are always so healthy for you, and yours is not only homemade, but also uses absolutely fresh ingredients right from your own garden. Did you know that you are on the right path to great health by using these ingredients, and also recommending that the banana skins be left intact? Congratulations! For more expert tips and suggestions on healthy eating habits, check out http://knorratseven.blogspot.com/.

    Dinkar said:
    February 9, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Hi Pratibha – When making this curry, can the skin/”saali” of the raw banana be kept? In your previous curry of “raw banana with garlic”, I noticed that the skin was off but here it seems to be there (at least in the first picture)? I don’t know if that adds taste!


      prathibalrao responded:
      February 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

      Hi Dinkar,

      Of course what you say is write. But it is only out of experience now-a-days since it is good from the health point of view and also i feel it is better to keep a part of the skin,since the curry will also not turn sticky as well. Try and lemme know please!!!

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