Sunday, December 16, 2012

Raw Banana Roast

Bananas are really a versatile vegetable/ fruit. Raw banana roast is a crispy dry side dish that can be served with any curry and plain rice. Simple and quick to make.

Ingredients :
Raw bananas                       3
Salt to taste
Oil                                       3 tbsp
Mustard seeds                    1 tsp
Curry leaves                       12
Fresh coriander                  1 tbsp( chopped).   
Spice Powder
Coriander seeds                 2 tbsp
Chana dal                           1 tbsp
Urad dal.                            1 tsp
Peppercorn                        1/2 tsp
Whole red chilly                 3
Anardana ( dry pomegranate seeds ) 1 tsp
  1. Scrape the banana skin a little to remove fibre.
  2. Wash and pressure cook in sufficient water for two whistles.
  3. When cool, peel and  cut them into 1" thick quartered cubes.
  4. Dry roast all the ingredients  until golden and fragrant (given under spice powder).
  5. Grind them into a fine powder.
  6. Spread the banana cubes in a large flat dish.
  7. Sprinkle the spice powder and salt . Gently mix well.
  8. Heat oil in a non stick pan.
  9. Crackle mustard seeds. Add curry leaves.
  10. Now add the spiced banana cubes and sauté for a couple of minutes so that they become crispy.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note : don't throw away the banana leaves.  You can make a dry side dish with them . I'll soon post a recipe for the same.