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
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.