Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Raw Banana Curry

                                                                       Raw Banana curry with a tinge of Tamarind is the curry that my mom used to make on amavasya day.In most of the Tamil homes i am sure they would make Vazhaikkai(raw banana) in a slightly different style.This one is perfect accompaniment for sambar or pitlai.



You will Need

  • Two Raw Bananas
  • Two Red chillies
  • Two green chillies
  • Two tsp of Coconut Oil
  • One tsp Mustard seeds
  • One tsp Urad dal
  • One tsp Channa dal
  • 1/4 tsp of Asafoetida
  • Salt totaste
  • 1/4 tsp of Tamarind paste
  • One Tbs of Scraped Coconut.
How to
  • Peel the skin of the raw bananas and dice them in to big pieces.Boil them with salt,turmeric powder and tamarind paste or 1/4 cup tamarind water(add to the boiling vegetable)add enough salt so that it right even after straining.

  •  Let it boil till it is really soft because sometimes raw banana gets hard after a while.strain it and keep it aside.


  •  Heat coconut oil in the pan crackle mustard seeds,add urad dal,channa dal and the green and red chillies.let the dal brown add curry leaves and asafoetida.


  •  Add the boiled pieces and saute for a minute and add scraped coconut and mix well.


  • Transfer in to a serving bowl and serve with any kind of sambar.
  • Using coconut oil gives a special aroma.


12 comments:

prathibha Garre said...

Nice n delicious curry..

uma shankar said...

Thank you pratibha!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Simple, homey and comforting!!!
Sowmya
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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Nice curry...
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Sheena said...

Mmm... looks so delicious! I'm glad you're using coconut oil for most of your recipes. I love it and will definitely try this recipe soon!

Mrrphh said...

I *love* your recipes and am dying to try this. But I'm not South Indian and am not quite sure what you mean by "raw banana." Raw, in English, simply means uncooked.

Do you mean green banana (unripened)?

Or perhaps it is what is known as a plantain, which is what the picture looks like and which is starchy and never sweetens when fully ripe.

Please help me, as I can't wait to try this!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

yummy. Its lunch time here and you are making me feel more hungry.

RENU said...

so tasty

uma shankar said...

Yes Mrrphh it is unripened banana.

pepper bowl said...

Banana curry looks fabulous Jaya...Great work..I'm following you..

swati said...

wow Uma this recipe is great, I live in Chennai and I am familiar with the taste of this dish, but have never tried it out! now i can try it from your recipe!

Prince said...

Thank you for the raw banana curry recipe. It was easy to make and turned out good.