Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Raw Banana Curry

Raw banana gets bought each week. And these days you get huge ones!  It is as I mentioned some time ago, not one of the vegetables that I am fond of.  So I am always on the lookout for something different.  I found this recipe at Sharmis Passions   And I must admit, though I do not have the best pictures, this curry had a lot of flavour.  It was really different and I think the masala would be great with many other veggies too.

Raw Banana - 1 
Onion - 1 - sliced
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp - give the dish some colour.
Salt - to taste

The masala:
Coconut - fresh - 2 tbsp
Coriander - dhania seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp 
Pepper - 1 tsp 
Cumin seeds - jeera - 1 tsp
Red chilies - 2 nos
Garlic - 2 large pods

Grind all the ingredients for the masala to a coarse paste (all raw) with a little water.  Keep ready.

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few ( missing from the picture on top)

Peel the banana.  Chop into 3/4" sized pieces.  Keep in water to avoid browning
Heat oil in a pan.  Add the mustard, when it splutters the dal and curry leaves.
And the sliced onions.  Sauté till brown
And now the paste.  Sauté.  
Put in the banana pieces and the turmeric and some water.
Cover and simmer till the veggie is cooked
Uncover. Add salt 
Simmer further till the curry dries up

If you wish to keep some gravy, you can do that. It still tastes as good.


  1. Nice that you have tried shrami's recipe. I love raw banana curry.

  2. Nice curry.. would love it with some Phulka and may be a little ghee :)

  3. first time in ur space I absolutely loved it !!!loved this raw banana recipe...I was planning to make raw banana today !!!! will surely giv it a try...bookmarked !!!following ur space now...do check out my site in ur free time :-)

  4. Yumm, like the flavors from the fresh masala..

  5. Yummy n spicy curry, perfect with curd rice...

  6. Nice curry. If you would like to have a variation with few spices here is what my Mom makes!

  7. Visiting your lovely space for the first time..
    Looks like a delicious dish will try some day..

    Happy to follow u :)

  8. Super flavourful curry..Prefect side dish for hot piping rasam rice.

  9. My fav curry..Super delicious version..


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