Tasty ways to use Raw Bananas

sent on 14-May-2018

Raw banana is one of the favourite ingredients of South Indians. Not a week passes in a South Indian home without raw banana being cooked in some form, be it as crunchy bhajiyas, a spicy curry or crispy wafers. Jains also love the raw banana because it is the closest substitute to potatoes and can be used by them to make awesome Vada Pav and PavBhaji amongst other tasty dishes!

Raw banana, as the name suggests is the raw stage of the banana. It is green in colour and firm, and cannot be eaten raw. However, it lends itself to the preparation of several extremely tasty dishes. Known by names like vazhakaai and kacchakela in Indian languages, raw banana is easily available in all parts of the country.

Raw banana is used in popular South Indian recipes, especially Kerala recipes, like Avial and Upperi that are prepared on special occasions and festivals like Onam. Being easily available and quick-cooking, it is also used regularly as part of everyday cooking.

Having a neutral flavour like potatoes, it also fits effortlessly into mixed vegetable preparations like Oondhiya and South Style Mixed Veg Curry.

It is an essential ingredient in the Jain adaption of dishes like Vada Pav and PavBhaji. You can also make zesty kebabs and bhajiyaswith raw bananas!

Here are some of the most popular recipes on our website that use raw bananas. For many more tasty options, head to our website.

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