Raw Banana Fry||Aratikaya Fry

Raw Banana Fry || Aratikaya Vepudu || Green Plantain Fry

Raw Banana Fry or Aratikaya Vepudu is light and easily digestable fry recipe without deep frying bananas to make the dish healthier with less oil.

Fried curries are mostly deep fried using more of oil, in order to avoid using more of oil I had preboiled bananas before frying.

Bananas are boiled in a pressure cooker with the skin then peeled and chopped into small cubes  tempered with spices and cooked in ground masala powder and garnished with freshly grated coconut and coriander leaves.

Raw bananas are incredibly tasty and easy to eat when cooked or baked or fried,raw bananas are firmer than riped  ones.

Raw bananas are mostly  described as waxy in texture and bitter in taste and starchy.

Green bananas are full of fibre and helps in bowl problems and constipastion.

Raw bananas are power house of nutrients rich in fibre and low in glycemic index help in weak digestive system.

vitamins like C, B6, Provitamin A and minerals like phosphorous and potassium are present in bananas.

Raw banana fry is healthy and lite which you can serve with plain or as side dish with sambar or rasam rice along with papadam/happala/papad.

Try this simple raw banana fry recipe and do share your comments with me.

  • Cuisine – South Indian
  • Recipe – Lunch
  • Type – Fry
  • Author – Nagajyothi
  • Preparation time- -10 minutes
  • Cooking time – 15 minutes
  • Total time – 25 minutes
  • Makes – 5 servings

Video Recipe Of Raw Banana Fry

Step By Step Recipe Preparation Method Of Raw Banana Fry

Step -1)

Take 2 large size raw banana’s/Aratikaya clean them with fresh water, remove the edges using a knife, now cut the banana’s into two halves, add 200 ml of water, pressure cook raw bananas for 1 whistle. Open the lid once pressure releases, let them cool down.

Step -2)

Carefully remove the skin  of pressure cooked bananas, chop them into small cubes.

Step – 3)

In a flat non stick pan heat oil, add 1 Tsp of mustard seeds, 1 Tsp of cumin seeds, 1 Tsp of chana dal, garlic pods  and curry leaves sauté and roast until they become until light brown in colour.

Step 4)

In a mixer jar add 5 Tsp. of grated coconut, 5 garlic pods, 1 Tsp of coriander seeds, 1 Tsp of cumin seeds, 1 Tsp of sesame seeds, ! Tsp of salt and red chili powder grind altogether into a fine powder now add the ground masala powder and 1 Tsp of turmeric powder into the tempering sauté and roast for 5 minutes. 

Step 5)

Now add chopped raw banana, mix and cook for a minute.

Step – 6)

Now close the pan with a lid , cook for 5 more minutes and switch off the flame.

Step – 7)

Garnish with grated coconut and fresh coriander leaves, serve with plain rice or as a side dish with sambar/rasam rice with papadam/happala/papad.

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