Monday, June 3, 2013

RAW BANANA STIR FRY

RAW BANANA STIR FRY

Bananas are a rich source of vitamins and potassium. I understand that green bananas have several health benefits too. While the banana is more commonly known as a fruit, we in India prepare a variety of dishes using the green, raw banana as a vegetable.

The one I present today is again easy to make, nutritious and tasty. This goes well as a side dish with the main meal. 

Ingredients:
  • Raw Bananas, 3
  • Tomatoes, 2
  • Green chillies, 2
  • Oil, 1-2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves, 1 sprig
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera), 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder, (Haldi) 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, for garnishing
Method:

Wash and peel the raw bananas
Slice the bananas into uniform-sized round pieces ( not too thick or too thin)
Heat a little oil on medium heat in a kadhai, add jeera,
When it sizzles, add a few curry leaves, chopped green chillies and tomatoes
Add salt to taste

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and garam masala
Stir once again and cover the kadhai and allow the tomatoes to cook
Next add the raw banana pieces and mix them well
Once again cover the kadhai and cook for 8-10 minutes
When the bananas are fully cooked, garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot


Hint:
  • The bananas should not be cut too thick as they will become ungainly, or too thin