• Preeti Shridhar

Raw Banana Roast

Who doesn't like something crisp with rice. Be it dal rice or Sambhar rice or khichadi. But when you think crisp its generally deep fried. That's why I love this Raw Banana Roast. It can be made with very little oil. If the spice powder is ready in your pantry then it is so quick to make.

While boiling bananas make sure they are al dente and not mushy.



Ingredients

Raw Banana. 3 medium sized

Salt to taste

Raw Mango Powder 1/2 tsp




Spice powder

Coriander seeds. 4 Tbsp

Urad dal 2 Tbsp

Chana dal. 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds. 2 tsp

Red chili. 6 whole

Turmeric pd. 1 tsp

Peppercorn 1 tsp


Tempering

Oil 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds. 1 tsp

Curry leaves. 10



Method

  1. Wash and scrape the bananas.

  2. Pressure cook in salted water for 2 whistle.

  3. Once cool, peel them and cut into roundels.

  4. Spread the banana roundels in a large flat dish

  5. Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned under spice powder, except turmeric.

  6. Once the spices have cooled make a fine powder, mix in turmeric powder.

  7. Take 2 tsp of powder in a plate. Mix salt and dry mango powder.

  8. Sprinkle this spice powder on banana roundels.

  9. Mix gently

  10. Heat oil in a non stick pan.

  11. Add mustard seeds. Once they crackle add curry leaves.

  12. After a few seconds add the banana roundels and cook until crisp on both the sides.

  13. Serve immediately.

  14. Pairs very well with rice and curry.

  15. I usually serve them with a South Indian gravy like kootu /sambaar.

Note:

  1. Store remaining spice powder in an air tight bottle for future use.

  2. Don't throw away the banana peels, you can make a sabzi wtih them, shall post a recipe soon for the same.

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