Raw banana curry.
A very delicious and flavourful curry made with green banana or raw banana.
We all know that green or raw banana is very nutritious vegetables.
Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a starch that may help control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.
You don’t need to cook it always in a simple way. Why not transform this healthy vegetable into a rich or shahi curry? Try this recipe. Even you don’t recognise banana in this curry. Its superbly delicious, flavourful, spicy and rich.
I have shared two more banana recipes here.
You can serve it as a party side dish. You can make it without onion garlic too. Just omit onion and garlic, increase the amount of poppy seeds. Add 2 tablespoon each poppy seed and cashew nuts paste and 1-2 tablespoon cream. You can add fresh coconut paste too. Your no onion garlic rich and delicious curry is ready.
Raw banana – 5
Onion – 2 large
Garlic – 3-4 cloves
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Poppy seeds – 1 tablespoon
Tomato – 2 large
Green chilli – 2-3
Clove – 3
Green cardamom – 2-3
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/4 teaspoon, optional
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 2 tablespoon
Oil – 3-4 tablespoon or as required
Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon, chopped, optional +to garnish
Water as required
Peel and chop the bananas lengthwise. You can chop in any shape. Wash and drain the water.
Soak poppy seeds in hot water or microwave with little water for 1 minutes.
Slice 1 onion and separate the layers. Keep aside.
Grind 1 chopped onion, garlic and ginger.
Separately grind the tomatoes, soaked poppy seeds, green chilli, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Make a smooth paste.
Heat oil in woke or pan. You can use mustard oil or any refined oil.
Add sliced onion and fry. Stir continuously while frying, onion shouldn’t be burnt.
Fry till onion becomes brown. Remove from the oil and keep aside. We will use it for garnishing.
In the same oil fry the banana pieces till golden brown and place them on a paper towel.
Now add onion, garlic and ginger paste into the oil. Fry till oil leaves the sides. For no onion garlic recipe read the notes.
Add tomatoes, poppy seeds, green chilli, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon paste. You can also add fresh coconut paste if you want.
Add cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder and garam masala powder.
Fry again till oil leaves the sides.
Add fried banana pieces and salt. Mix well and fry for 1-2 minutes more.
Add water as require. I have made it dry but you can make thick gravy. Don’t make it runny.
Cover and cook till the banana pieces becomes tender.
Add chopped coriander leaves if you want, I didn’t. Remove from flame. Add some fried onion and mix well.
You can add 1-2 tablespoon cream too if you like.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried onion slices.
Serve hot with roti or Indian flat bread, paratha, naan, puri or dal chawal.
With tomato, chilli and whole spices you can grind fresh coconut too.
If you want to make without onion garlic curry, omit the onion and garlic and increase the amount of poppy seeds. Add 2 tablespoon each of poppy seeds paste, cashew nuts paste and fresh coconut paste with tomatoes. At the end add 2 tablespoon cream.
Enjoy the rich, spicy and delicious banana curry with your lunch or dinner.
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