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21 banana leaves recipes

Last Updated : Apr 27,2023

केले के पत्ते रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (banana leaves recipes in Hindi)
કેળના પાન રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (banana leaves recipes in Gujarati)

banana leaves recipes | 34 indian  banana leaves recipes |

banana leaves recipe collection. Indian banana leaves recipes. As the name suggests, these leaves are obtained from the Banana Plants. The leaves are bright to dark green in color and are really large and wide in shape. The leaf holds major significance in a lot of religious functions and pujas. Moreover they are also used as decoration, or as plates and bowls especially in the Southern India as they are considered to be pure. These leaves are widely used in many Asian countries for cooking, like Thai, Singaporean, Sri Lankan etc.

Banana leaves as a utensil

Rice and Curry in Banana LeavesRice and Curry in Banana Leaves

Since banana leaves are clean, chemical free and edible, they are used in cooking. Food can be grilled, steamed and deep fried in them, all you have to do is wrap the food in them. Even the Gujaratis use banana leaves for cooking.

Panki, a traditional Gujarati Rice flour snack, is made by two methods combined. The savory rice batter is spread between the leaves and then the leaves are kept over a hot pan till the panki is cooked. Panki can have many variations like corn panki or green peas panki.

 Green Peas Panki Green Peas Panki

The advantage of cooking in banana leaves is that it packs all the flavor in the food without letting any of it get out. That is why a lot of rice dishes are cooked in it to pack in the flavor. Rice and Curry in Banana Leaf is a unique recipe where a tangy creamy curry is steamed together with rice to get an irresistible combination. Moreover, because of the size of these leaves, they are used as plates to eat rasam rice or even dosa!

Indian starter recipe using banana leaves

All-time favourite Guajarati snack, which is a super hit in every household. When there is a gettogether  or a  family function panki is a must.

1.      Corn Panki unique batter of grated sweet corn, besan and rava is used to make this delicious and satiating Corn Panki.

Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)

Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)

2.      Quick Rice Panki steamed in between banana leaves is a favourite Gujarati snack. Urad dal flour helps to bind the panki batter and make very thin pankis.

Quick Rice PankiQuick Rice Panki


3.      Chola Dal Panki snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content.

 Chola Dal Panki Chola Dal Panki

4.      Corn and Coriander Panki wonderful snack to make when corn is in season. While the coriander and green chillies pep up the panki, the innate flavour is heightened by cooking it wrapped in banana leaves.

 Corn and Coriander Panki Corn and Coriander Panki

Indian meal recipes using banana leaves 

Food cooked in banana leaves are just too amazing leaving an amazing aroma in the food. Try these recipes and surely you will love it. 

1.       Rice and Curry in Banana Leaf a unique dish, wherein rice and curry are packed in a warm banana leaf, which lends the dish a special fragrance.

2.      Baby corn and Mushroom Curry Rice interspersed with colourful and chunky veggies, and lusciously flavoured with coconut milk and red curry paste.

 Babycorn and Mushroom Curry Rice Babycorn and Mushroom Curry Rice

3.      Grilled Curry Rice aromatic rice preparation steamed in a banana leaf. This is a perfect meal to go with all the great starters that you make on your barbeque.

Assorted recipes using banana leaves

Recipes with different flavours and taste, when made with banana leaf. Try these lip smacking recipes and surely you will love it. 

1.      Ela Ada Recipe a traditional sweet delicacy from Kerala, made by steaming stuffed rice flour pancakes wrapped in a banana leaf.

Ela Ada Recipe
Ela Ada Recipe

2.      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.

 Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

3.      Paneer Bhapa a unique snack, which gets an inimitable flavour by virtue of being cooked inside banana leaf pockets.

 Paneer Bhapa, Bengali Paneer Bhapa Recipe Paneer Bhapa, Bengali Paneer Bhapa Recipe

If you want to know more about the Uses of Banana Leaves, then you can check out our article on that.

Enjoy our banana leaves recipe collection. Indian banana leaves recipes collection below.

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Rice and Curry in Banana Leaves, Banana Leaf Rice
Recipe# 7557
21 Nov 07

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a unique dish, wherein rice and curry are packed in a warm banana leaf, which lends the dish a special fragrance. The rice is cooked with caraway seeds to make it all the more aromatic, while the combination of cream, tomato puree and a masala paste makes the curry a tangy, creamy and ....
Corn Panki
Recipe# 55
20 Aug 22

 by Tarla Dalal
corn panki recipe | Gujarati sweet corn panki | Indian corn coriander panki | with 31 amazing images. corn panki recipe | Gujarati sweet corn panki |
Moong Dal Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33280
12 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
moong dal panki recipe | Gujarati dal panki | healthy split yellow gram panki | with 35 images. moong dal panki is a healthy Gujarati snack to have. Learn how to make Gu ....
Green Peas Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33281
20 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
green peas panki recipe | Indian style vegetable panki | steamed snack recipe | Gujarati snacks | green peas panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flo ....
Quick Rice Panki
Recipe# 2879
22 Apr 24

 by Tarla Dalal
quick rice panki recipe | no fermentation rice panki | rice flour and urad dal panki | with 25 images. quick rice panki is quick as there is no fermentation required. Learn to make
Malpua Rabri Sizzler
Recipe# 4843
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A mithai lover's delight! Sumptuous malpuas filled with seasonal fruits and topped with creamy rabri that's made in a jiffy. You can substitute the seasonal fruits with any one fruit of your choice like mango, strawberries etc. Feel free to serve this dessert without the
Panki ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4885
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
Small rice pancakes steamed in-between banana leaves makes a great snack. The microwave version of the panki uses less oil compared to the conventional cooking method.
Green Pea Pankis
Recipe# 3556
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flour batter that is cooked between 2 banana leaves. Green peas added to the panki batter make it look more appealing and enhance its fibre value. Serve these steamed hot pankis with the spicy Mint and Coriander Chutney.
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 ....
Rice Panki ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 555
16 Mar 23

by Tarla Dalal
rice panki recipe | Gujarati rice flour panki | rice flour pancake cooked on banana leaf | with 25 images. rice panki is the most cooked Gujarati panki. Learn to make G ....
Grilled Curry Rice
Recipe# 4864
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An aromatic rice preparation steamed in a banana leaf. This is a perfect meal to go with all the great starters that you make on your barbeque.
Sama Panki, Farali Sanwa Panki
Recipe# 32544
16 Mar 23

by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
sama panki recipe | farali sama panki | rajgira, arrowroot, sama panki with curds | with 30 images. sama panki is a popular snack made during fasting in India. Learn to make
Green Peas Panki
Recipe# 34453
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Were you thinking that traditional foods can be made only with kadhais and tavas? pankis can be made quite swiftly in the Microwave too. Here is how! but, ensure you spread the batter very thinly for fine results.
Chola Dal Panki
Recipe# 33005
15 Mar 23

 by Tarla Dalal
chola dal panki recipe | Gujarati lentil pancake in a banana leaf | healthy chola dal pancake | with 30 amazing images. chola dal panki is a variation of Gujarati corn panki. Learn to make ....
Steamed Curry Rice
Recipe# 4762
23 Mar 20

 by Tarla Dalal
The fragrance of basil, tartness of lemon and soothing coconut milk flavors all go into to making this recipe a super success. Infused with Thai flavors, the rice is mixed with red Thai curry ingredients and cooked first, before being sealed inside a banana leaf and steamed once again. Delicious!
Rice Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33279
26 Oct 20

by Tarla Dalal
Rice panki, all things traditional have a charm of their own. This extremely popular, traditional recipe, tastes yummy when served steaming hot. This can be made in many ways – without garlic, with more leafy vegetables etc. Feel free to exercise your will and choose what you like the best. The styl ....
Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake
Recipe# 42242
31 Aug 20

by Tarla Dalal
ela ada, steamed rice pancake recipe | elayappam | ila ada | kerala special recipe is a sweet recipe from South India. Learn how to make elayappam. To make
Moong Sprouts Panki
Recipe# 40916
17 Mar 23

 by Tarla Dalal
moong sprouts panki recipe | sprouts, oats and besan panki | healthy zero oil panki | with 40 images. moong sprouts panki is a pregnancy friendly snack to have. Learn to make
Paneer Bhapa, Bengali Paneer Bhapa Recipe
Recipe# 40833
27 Apr 23

 by Tarla Dalal
paneer bhapa recipe | Bengali style steamed paneer | paneer paturi | with 23 amazing images. Learn how to make paneer bhapa recipe | Bengali style steamed paneer ....
Recipe# 11845
18 Oct 00

 by meenal72
No reviews
Well isn't this a novel way of celebrating or surprising guests!!
this bread cake sandwich tastes superb once its chilled and also it is easier to cut into slices! a very colourful dish!!
Steamed Rice Pancakes (yelai Vadaam)
Recipe# 36043
06 Feb 12

 by Kavitha Iyengar
This recipe is one of the lesser known foods of the iyengars (a caste in south-india). Yelai in tamil means leaf. This dish is usually made on a palaash or banana leaf or a plate. This is a really thin steamed rice pancake. It is similar to the gujrati panki
Recipe# 36394
03 Apr 12

 by sjcodel
No reviews
Parcels of mustard-coated paneer steamed in banana leaves for a perfect evening.The basic idea is to cook the paneer in a wilted banana-leaf envelope. If you do not find banana leaves at your local grocers, you may use tender pumpkin leaves or a foil instead. However, the hallmark of this dish is it ....
Recipe# 10672
11 Apr 02

 by keralacook
No reviews
1. you can eat this with chutney powder / coconut chutney / sauce.
2. the credit for this recipe goes to my mother and culture course :-)
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