Raw Banana Curry

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
½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1-2 Tsp Sambhar Powder or Red Chilli Powder
1-2 Tsp. Salt
4-5 Tbs Water
A Pinch of Asafoetida Powder

Raw Banana Vazhakai Curry

Raw Banana Curry


Peel the bananas and chop into small pieces
Heat the oil in a pan
Add the mustard seeds
When the mustard seeds crackle, add the chopped raw bananas, water, salt, turmeric and the asafoetida powder
Cover with a lid for 4-5 minutes on a low flame
Sprinkle the sambhar or red chilli powder.
Fry for 5-6 minutes on a medium flame until slightly crispy in texture

Note: For best results, fry the bananas in a non stick pan as the consumption of oil is less