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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kadali Kasa (Raw banana fry)

Simple fries served hot with white rice, dal and raita happen to be among my favorite meal options. Of course, my first choice would be some nice one-pot meal but since kid loves these fries so much that the one-pot meals are becoming increasingly rare.

This stir fry is made with green banana that was boiled first. Hence it uses very little oil for cooking. Add that to the natural goodness of green bananas and you have a very healthy and tasty side-dish that will become a regular on your lunch/dinner menu. It was a regular at home when we were kids as we had a lot of these plants growing in our garden. It used to be fun plucking the fresh vegetables and taking them right into the kitchen for preparing lunch.

Read on for the super easy recipe:





Preparation Time - 15-20 mins

Ingredients - 

  • 1 raw banana
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/5 tsp cumin-mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafotida
  • few curry leaves (optional)
  • 1/5 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
  • 2 pinch turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil



Preparation - Cut the banana into two. Put it in a pressure cooker along with 1 cup water and little salt.

Cooking - Cook the banana for 2 whistles. Allow steam to escape before opening lid. Remove the peel from the banana (this step becomes a lot easy in this case as opposed to peeling the uncooked banana). Cut into small cubes.

Heat the oil in a wok. Add cumin-mustard seeds and broken red chilli. When it starts spluttering, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Allow curry leaves to brown a bit.

Add the banana pieces along with salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Fry for a few minutes till raw smell of turmeric goes away. Remove from flame .

Serve with rice/rotis.



4 comments:

  1. looks yummy and is definitely healthy recipe...the fries and 'tikka' need some oil !

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  2. Simple and delicious fry, i can have with a bowl of sambhar bhath.

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  3. I was never knowing that raw banana can be used to make such a beautiful curry. I am going to try this until now I have tried only ripped banana.

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