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Last Updated : Jun 04,2021




केला रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (banana recipes in Hindi)
કેળા રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (banana recipes in Gujarati)

495 Banana recipes | Banana Indian Recipe Collection

Banana Recipes, Indian Banana Recipes

Collection of Banana recipes. 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

Fruit-Kulfi Fruit Kulfi

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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Mango and Pineapple Smoothie
Recipe# 690
05 Oct 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
This easy smoothie can be prepared instantly by combining mango and pineapple with bananas. We advice using readymade juices for this smoothie, as you can rest assured it will not end up sour or watery. If you prefer to use fresh fruits, you will have to vary the quantity of sugar accordingly. Don’t ....
Unni Appam, Mini Sweet Appam
Recipe# 32887
09 Jun 21

 
by Tarla Dalal
unniyappam recipe | unni appam | mini sweet appam | quick unniyappam | banana appam | with 24 amazing images. South Indian unniyappam ....
Almond Banana Smoothie
Recipe# 39025
12 Feb 20

 by Tarla Dalal
almond banana smoothie | healthy almond banana smoothie | almond banana smoothie with dates | with 10 amazing images. almond banana smoothie is a healthy almond banana s ....
Anti Cholesterol Shake
Recipe# 6222
11 Jan 12

 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of orange, papaya and banana blended together to make a filling drink that beats cholesterol! This unusual combination of fruits is rich in potassium, vitamin C and fibre. Banana is an excellent source of potassium, the deficiency of which is associated with the change in the normal ....
Apple and Banana Frozen Ices
Recipe# 7601
14 Jun 11

 
by Tarla Dalal
Lip-smacking ices made from protein and calcium-rich curds and nourishing fruits.
Apple and Banana Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42406
19 Nov 20

 
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 ....
Apple, Banana and Date Salad
Recipe# 783
08 Mar 20

 
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 ....
Apricot Apple Smoothie ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33470
01 Jan 1900

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Apricot apple smoothie, best energizing drink to keep you going all day. A combination of ingredients like banana, nuts, apples, soya milk make this drink a nutritious potion. These are rich in nutrients and thus is a perfect energy drink after exercising.
Avocado Almond Milk Vegan Smoothie
Recipe# 42134
16 Sep 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
Avocado is used as a substitute for butter and cream, with good reason. It has a neutral flavour and a super creamy consistency. This also makes it a wonderful addition to smoothies! You get a nice, creamy effect as if you have made the smoothie with ice-cream! Here, an amazing combo of chopped ....
Avocado Coconut Milk Vegan Smoothie
Recipe# 42135
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A creamy smoothie with a soothing taste, the Avocado Coconut Milk Vegan Smoothie is a treasure-trove of nutrients too. Coconut Milk and avocadoes are both ingredients with mellow flavours and creamy consistencies, so they team up very well. We have combined these with bananas, to get a nice frui ....
Babycorn and Mushroom Curry Rice
Recipe# 457
26 Nov 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Long grains of rice interspersed with colourful and chunky veggies, and lusciously flavoured with coconut milk and red curry paste. The ultimate touch to the Baby Corn and Mushroom Curry Rice is the addition of lemon rind and basil leaves, whose aroma is indelibly locked in by cooking the rice wrapp ....
Baked and Stewed Bananas
Recipe# 882
28 Jun 17

 
by Tarla Dalal
Succulent bananas, stewed to perfection with a flavouring of snazzy citrusy ingredients, this is a treat beyond the realm of reality. It just melts in your mouth and leaves behind a rich taste that reflects the sweetness of bananas, the rustic taste of brown sugar and the peppiness of orange. ....
Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Banana and Egg
Recipe# 41693
26 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A sweet dish with a unique mouth-feel, the Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Banana and Egg, brings together the nutty taste of peanut butter with the fruity succulence of bananas and the rustic taste and texture of oats. A dash of spices and a touch of honey give the dish a memorable taste that ....
Banana Almond Shake,  Ibs Recipe
Recipe# 41514
15 Sep 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a luscious shake with a pleasant fruity flavour. Since milk is a major concern for people with irritable bowl syndrome (IBS), this recipe is made using almond milk instead. The Banana Almond Shake has a soft, soothing flavour with the natural sweetness of bananas. We have avoided refined ....
Banana and Cucumber Salad
Recipe# 1469
02 Feb 21

 
by Tarla Dalal
Banana and cucumber salad is a unique combo made up in kachumber style! sweet bananas and crunchy cucumbers are a very compatible twosome when prepared just right, with a texture boost from peanuts and coconut and a flavour boost from green chillies and lemon juice. Serve chilled.
Banana and Papaya Puree for Babies
Recipe# 38842
29 Oct 20

 
by Tarla Dalal
banana and papaya puree for babies | how to make banana and papaya puree for babies | banana and papaya puree for 6 month old baby | mashed banana for babies | with 12 amazing images. This ....
Banana and Pineapple Smoothie
Recipe# 5630
31 Mar 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
Staying young means staying fit, supple and flexible! Here is a delicious Banana and Pineapple Smoothie that will help you do just that. Made of fruits, low-fat milk and curds, this smoothie is a great way to include calcium-rich dairy products in your diet. The vitamin C in pineapple aids the a ....
Banana and Rajgira Puri, Upvaas Recipe
Recipe# 41480
11 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Craving for puris on an upvaas day? Well, nothing wrong in having a piece or two of this tasty, upvaas friendly Banana and Rajgira Puri to satisfy your hunger and top up the energy levels. These yummy puris are made of a dough of ....
Banana and Strawberry Bonanza
Recipe# 39708
23 Sep 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Bananas and strawberry are a great combination, thanks to their complementary flavours. Here, bananas and strawberry ice-cream come together in a glass, in a form that pleases kids and adults alike. While strawberry and bananas are always a favourite with kids, the coffee-soaked vanilla sponge makes ....
Banana and Walnut Bread, Eggless Banana and Walnut Bread
Recipe# 40812
01 Jun 21

 by Tarla Dalal
banana and walnut bread recipe | Eggless Banana bread with walnuts | best Indian banana walnut loaf | classic banana bread | with 29 amazing images. banana and walnut br ....
Banana Apple Porridge
Recipe# 4656
11 Sep 14

 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy duet of grains like broken wheat and oats with fruits like banana and apples, this porridge is flavoursome and truly tempting. Sautéing the broken wheat and oats before cooking chases away the raw smell, while the cinnamon powder and fruits enhance the flavour and aroma further. The Banana ....
Banana Apple Porridge ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 32972
20 Aug 09

 by Tarla Dalal
This easy-to-make, simple porridge prepared from broken wheat, oats and fruits is rich in fibre and b complex vitamins – ideal to keep the metabolism going and lose pregnancy weight. I’ve used low-fat butter and milk to keep the calories down.
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