Saturday, October 25, 2014



After the rich foods, sweets and other delicacies, eaten during the Diwali festival here is a simple side dish which you will enjoy.

One thing nice about this recipe is that by pressure cooking the raw bananas and then peeling it, you avoid staining your fingers, which would happen if you were to first peel and cut the raw bananas.

This Raw Banana Bhaaji is adapted from a recipe shared by my friend, Leena Muzumdar.


  • Raw Bananas, 3
  • Large Onion, chopped, 1
  • Garlic Flakes, chopped, 3-4
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder, 1 tsp, or to taste
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, 1 tbsp

Wash and pressure cook the raw bananas for one whistle
Allow it to cool
Peel and cube the raw bananas. Keep aside.
In a kadhai, heat the oil, and when it is gets hot, add the mustard seeds
When they splutter, add chopped onion and saute till translucent
Add the chopped garlic and stir
Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well
Now add the raw banana cubes, salt and stir
Finally, add the chopped coriander leaves

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