Thursday, February 21, 2013

Raw banana peel ( side dish)

As promised here is my second post on peels. Raw bananas are used extensively in South Indian cuisine  but peels are not used as far as i know, however this dish is my mother's recipe and is made out of raw banana peels .

Ingredients :
Skin of 2 boiled raw banana         finely chopped (1 cup heaped)
Oil.                                            2  - 3 tbsp
Mustard seed                              1/2tsp
Fennel seeds                               1/2 tsp
Red chilly pd.                             1 tsp
Coriander pd                              1tsp
Turmeric pd                               1/2tsp
Ginger paste.                             1/2 tsp
Gram flour                                 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Raw mango pd                            1/2 tsp
Garam masala pd                        A pinch

Method :
  1. Before boiling raw bananas scrape them a little to remove upper fibrous layer.
  2. Peel them and proceed to use them as you like.
  3. Finely chop the peels and keep them aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Crackle mustard seeds.
  6. Add fennel seeds , when they turn golden add all spices, ginger paste, salt and gram flour.
  7. Mix well and fry for a min.
  8. Now add peels and mix well.
  9. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  10. Remove from fire .
  11. Adjust salt and raw mango pd.
  12. Serve hot with roti  and raita.