raw banana fry
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Raw Banana Fry Recipe

Raw banana Fry- crispy banana stir fry cooked in Southern Indian style
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dry curry
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: kachcha kela, Raw banana, stir fry
Servings: 4 people


  • 5 Raw Banana/ kachcha kela
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger / Adrak grated
  • 10 Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta
  • 1/2 Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1.5 Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1.5 Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • sal to taste
  • 7 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp White Lentils / Urad ki dal (dhuli)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1/4 Asafoetida / Hing powder


  • Wash and peel firm green raw bannas using a potato peeler.
  • Now slice them into thin roundels and blanch in hot boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and keep aside (the blanching process is optional ,you can skip this step)
  • Add salt ,chili powder and turmeric in the banana pieces and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a wide and heavy bottom pan.
  • Add urad daal, Mustard seeds ,when seeds start to crackle then add asafoetida, curry leaves and grated ginger
  • Now add the sliced banana (1/2 quantity)and mix well, try to spread them in a single layer.
  • Now cook on low heat and keep turn sides in between to avoid burning or sticking to the pan.(you can cover the pan with a lid for 2-3 minutes)
  • When they get a nice golden colour from both the sides and become soft then remove from the pan and add mango powder or some lemon juice.
  • Repeat the process from the remaining raw bananas.
  • Serve hot with sambhar rice or rotis or have as a snack with tea or coffee.