Raw Banana Curry with Coconut

Bananas are very popular as wonderful curries and gravies are prepared using the banana when it is raw.
Banana Fruits and Banana Leaves are generally a must in auspicious and religious occasions in the South of India.
Various scrumptious dishes are prepared with the Banana Flower as well!!

This curry is made with the Raw Banana which is green in colour.
Make sure that you choose a green banana which is raw and not the ripe green banana!!
Bananas are rich in Vitamin B, C, Manganese and Potassium. Consumption of Bananas is said to reduce some forms of cancers as well as reduce the risk of strokes too!! So when you get a chance, grab a banana fruit which is easy to peel and devour!!!!!!!

Ingredients to serve 4-5 people

4 Raw Medium Sized Green Bananas
4-5 Tbs. Oil
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp Urad Dal
½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1-2 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup Water
A Pinch of Asafoetida Powder
Few Curry Leaves

Raw Banana Coconut Curry

Banana Coconut Curry

Preparation

Peel the bananas and chop into small square pieces
Add the chopped pieces and turmeric powder in a pan with the water
Cover it with a lid and cook it on a medium flame for about 4-5 minutes till it is tender and soft to the touch

Heat the oil in a pan
Add the mustard seeds
When the mustard seeds crackle, add the urad dal and the curry leaves
When the urad dal turns golden brown, add the cooked bananas salt and the asafoetida powder
Add the freshly grated coconut to the curry and stir it gently for a couple of minutes
The curry is ready to be served

Note: For best results, my preference is to use heavily based pans or non stick pans to make curries so the vegetables do not stick and the consumption of oil is less!!

 

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