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Last Updated : Sep 18,2018




Banana Recipes, Indian Banana Recipes

Recipes using Banana

Bananas or Kela are sweet, tropical fruits that are now available almost everywhere in the world. With varieties like raw bananas (plaintains) and the yellow bananas, they are not only used as a snack or dessert, but also in regular cooking, especially in India. In India, bananas are not only treated as a fruit or a topping but instead used in making subzis and other traditional desserts. Moreover, even the banana leaves are used for various cooking methods to make pankis or rice cakes since centuries.

Usage of bananas in Gujarati cuisine

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Gujaratis are known for widespread use of bananas as a substitute for vegetables. Kela Methi nu Shaak is one such example where bitter methi is paired with a sweet banana to create a wonderful contrast of flavors. In case you want to avoid methi, then you can just make Kele ki subzi where banana is sautéed in various spices to create a quick, delicious subzi.

Another delicious Gujarati special is oondhiya, which uses bananas as one of the many ingredients to make a flavorsome mixed vegetable shaak. If you are not interested in subzis, there is always Bhatia Kadhi, a kadhi which hails from the bhatia community of Gujarat, a sweet and sour combination made with bananas and curd. A great way to incorporate bananas in flatbreads is to make a Banana Methi Thepla which can be done by simply mashing the bananas and adding them to the dough.

Bananas in South Indian food

Since bananas were easily available throughout the year in south India, recipes using bananas was their go-to. Starting with breakfast, Puttu, a traditional rice and coconut breakfast is always served with sliced bananas. As a subzi, kela is used in Pongal kootu, a mixed vegetable curry cooked with tamarind and dal, which is mostly made during Makar Sankranti.

Like the Gujaratis, Mangaloreans also use bananas to make puris, whether it's to be had with a subzi or as a tea-time snack with piping hot tea or coffee. Another tea-time snack is Unni Appam, a sweet, deep fried snack with additional sweetness of jaggery. But the best snack of all, made with bananas, is Yellow banana chips! Originated in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, these crispy, wafer thin, kela chips are now world famous and hard to resist.

Recipes using Banana leaves

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Not only is the banana fruit used for cooking, the leaves are equally important. Banana leaves have been used in Asian cooking for centuries and they impart a subtle flavor in the food too, and hence are really growing in demand all over the world. Banana Leaf Rice is one such unique recipe where rice cooked with caraway seeds and coconut curry is packed in banana leaf, steamed and then served warm. Paneer Bhapa, a unique Bengali dish of paneer marinated with lemon, coconut and mustard is also cooked inside banana leaf pockets for better flavor infusion.

A very common way to use banana leaves is to use them for steaming pancakes whether it is the sweet rice flour pancake orginated in kerala called Ela Adai or the savory Gujarati panki like Corn and Coriander Panki or the green peas panki.

Snacks recipes using bananas

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An innovative snack using bananas is Banana Dosa, a sweet dosa served warm with a little butter is perfect for kids or adults alike. Or you can even try making Banana Uttapas, sweet and succulent uttapas made with bananas, rice and urad dal. For something on an international note, Thai style deep fried bananas make a fantastic snack.

A twist on the classic rosti, Raw banana rosti is a great way to avoid the carbs of the potatoes and still enjoy the same taste and feel of a great rosti! If your way is a sweet way, Baked and Stewed bananas is your way to go. A unique combination of orange flavored bananas is a fruity dream come true!

Indian Dessert recipes using bananas

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Bananas make a great addition to any kind of desserts, but especially the Indian ones. Bananas and other fruits like apples and pear when stuffed in desserts like ras malai, you get a new and improved Fresh fruits stuffed Rasmalai. The same way you can add bananas to the cooked full fat milk and make a Banana Kulfi.

Instead of making the regular, savory raita, adding bananas to the curds will be a pleasant change along with a kick of spice when you make Banana raita. You can also add chopped bananas to a regular sheera, or better yet, a healthy jowar sheera to take it up a notch to get Jowar Banana Sheera.

A few of my all-time favorite banana recipes are

1. Yellow Banana chips

2. Banana Pongal

3. Banana pancakes with chocolate sauce

4. Kele ki subzi

We hope you enjoy our Banana Recipe Colletion given below and would love to hear your comments. 

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Oats Banana Sheera ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33459
03 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and banana sheera, calcium and choline from milk helps the transmission of impulses to the brain and enhances its function, whereas banana provides instant energy. Cereals like wheat, oats, ragi etc. , are storehouses of iron and copper, which aids in the production of chemicals required to tra ....
Banana Butterscotch Ice Cream
Recipe# 3986
20 Aug 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
The mellow sweetness of bananas and the tacky flavour of butterscotch seem to be a match made in heaven, as you will agree after tasting this unique ice-cream. Bananas not only impart a natural, fruity sweetness to the ice-cream, they also improve the creaminess. Together with butterscotch sauce, it ....
Kela Methi Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 597
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
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An interesting life is always a tasty blend of happiness and joy! this recipe, with a rare combination of mildly-bitter methi and pleasantly-sweet bananas, proves this point yet again. Elders of the gujarati community usually like recipes such as kela methi nu shaak where contrasting flavours comple ....
Banana Chocolate Loaf Recipe, Eggless Dessert
Recipe# 42375
02 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Yes, you would have had banana loaves before, but none of those can compare to this extraordinary Banana Chocolate Loaf. An eggless dessert that’s a class apart, this melt-in-the-mouth banana loaf steals every hea ....
Fruit and Nut Milkshake, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33263
28 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Fruit and nut milkshake, a perfect evening snack for pregnant women, who are usually advised to have small and frequent meals. With 8.1 gm of protein per glass, this energy and nutrient dense drink will surely boost the growth of the foetus.
Honey Banana  Shake
Recipe# 2927
04 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This duo of bananas and yoghurt will provide for plenty of calcium and energy in your diet which is helpful throughout your 9 months of pregnancy. Be it early morning or mid afternoon, this refresher is sure to lift your spirits up.
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33276
26 Jun 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
Moong Sprouts Panki
Recipe# 40916
18 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is an all-time favourite traditional Gujarati snack, which can be thought of as thin and tasty pancakes cooked between banana leaves to get a unique, rustic aroma. This innovative panki recipe is a zero-oil variant, made with a batter of sprouted moong, oa ....
Fruit Chaat ( Vitamin C and Vitamin A Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35080
21 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious and simple way to treat your skin to all the vitamin A and C that it needs! Papayas, bananas, grapes, tomatoes, cucumber and more-this yummy recipe will help you ....
Jowar, Rajgira, Banana and Chia Seeds Bread
Recipe# 42585
16 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An awesomely wholesome loaf chock-full of the goodness of jowar and rajgira flours and chia seeds too. The addition of bananas gives the bread a pleasant, natural sweetness and nice mouth-feel. This gluten-free and
Fruit and Vegetable Raita
Recipe# 22181
16 May 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A combination of fruits and vegetables gives this raita a welcome blend of flavours – sweet, savoury and tangy as well. Not only that, the chosen fruits and vegetables also bring in a variety of textures, from mushy bananas and crunchy grapes to soft apples and juicy cucumbers. In short, this ....
Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes with Eggs
Recipe# 41662
02 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes are ideal to have for breakfast . They are so versatile that you can enjoy a different variant every day, and so sumptuous that you will surely feel satiated. This recipe shows you how to make Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake ....
Almond Banana Smoothie
Recipe# 39025
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Fruit and nuts complement each other no matter in what form. When you don’t have time for a cooked breakfast whip up a hearty almond and banana smoothie for instant energy! You can also try other smoothies like Black Grape Smoothie and
Mango, Banana and Spinach Smoothie Bowl
Recipe# 42534
11 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Watch how the sweetness of bananas and the captivating taste of mangoes combine with the humble but nutritious spinach to make an awesomely thick
Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce
Recipe# 8722
29 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-your-mouth pancakes made with a batter of mashed bananas and whole wheat flour, and drizzled with chocolate sauce, taste out of the world. Exercising a little care and creativity in arranging and garnishing the Banana Pancakes with C ....
Strawberry Banana Milkshake
Recipe# 2567
16 Apr 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Can you resist the temptation to dip your lips into this tasty milkshake made with fresh and juicy strawberries and bananas? i surely can’t! i am off to make some for myself! the strawberry banana milkshake is also easy and quick to make.
Puttu, Kerala Homemade Rice Puttu for Breakfast
Recipe# 41331
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 by Tarla Dalal
A timeless culinary treasure from the kitchens of Kerala, Puttu is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can think of! Made of steamed rice flour and grated coconut, Puttu has a unique taste and texture, which comes from the special container that it is steamed in. Traditionally, Puttu was steame ....
Banana Paratha, Delhi Street Food
Recipe# 41356
21 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A culinary gem from the streets of Delhi, the Banana Paratha is a delicacy that is much-loved by kids and adults alike. As soon as you read the name Banana Paratha, you would have assumed several things, like say, a paratha with a spicy filling of raw banana! No, this recipe is completely the op ....
Date and Banana Shake ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2924
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
This shake is a great way to start your day, especially during your first trimester when you may have lost your appetite as a result of morning sickness. The natural sweetness of the dates and bananas is enriched by the addition of milk and it provides for all the required calcium, protein and iron ....
Banana Walnut Pancakes ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2936
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
These delicious breakfast pancakes are enriched with wheat bran, bananas and milk and are perfect for brunch. Bananas and milk provide you with all the energy needed to carry out your regular activities. They also increase the calcium and protein levels of the recipe. Most of us consider waffles and ....
Apple, Banana and Date Salad
Recipe# 783
31 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
It is the dressing that transforms the simple combination of apples, bananas and dates into an exotic and tongue-tickling salad! You are sure to have tried varied dressings ranging from honey-based and lemon-based to olive oil-based and curd-based ones. The Apple. Banana and Date Salad feature ....
Apple and Banana Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42406
03 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a high-fibre product made by slicing oat grains into two or three groats each. It is healthier and more mealy than quick cooking oats, and has a really awesome mouth-feel. You can make exciting breakfast and snack options by combining st ....
Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)
Recipe# 1508
23 Sep 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Corn panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a corn and rawa mixture that is cooked between two banana leaves – pankis lure the diner with the innate aroma of fresh leaves which get incorporated into the pankis when they are cooked. In fact, pankis get their name because they are made in a paan (l ....
Goreng Pisang, Chinese Fried Bananas
Recipe# 296
22 May 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Goreng Pisang , simple soul food. A very popular snack in far asian cuisine, these batter-fried bananas make a melt-in-the mouth dessert after a nice Chinese dinner. Crisp on the outside and soft in the inside, ripe bananas are batter-frie ....
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