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79 raw banana recipes


Last Updated : Mar 05,2018




Raw Banana Recipes

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 Pav Bhaji 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 kaccha kela in Indian languages, raw banana is easily available in all parts of the country.

Three popular jar snacks using raw bananas

Raw bananas can be used to make extremely tasty and crispy chips, with a texture and taste that is thicker and more rustic than potato wafers. This makes it very popular with Indians. Banana chips can be made with normal raw bananas as well as with surti raw bananas, a special variety of Kerala bananas that are slightly yellowish in colour and have a distinctive flavour.

You can easily make raw banana chips at home, seasoned deliciously with salt and red chilli powder or pepper. The surti banana chips are flavoured in a unique way by mixing the seasonings into the oil itself! This helps the zesty flavours to coat the chips uniformly.
1. Yellow Banana Chips
2. Spicy Yellow Banana Chips
3. Banana Pepper Wafers

Handling Raw Bananas

Unless your recipe specifically calls for mildly-sweet or slightly-ripe raw bananas, you have to use fresh, green and firm raw bananas. Normally, the raw bananas will start ripening in a day or two and the flavour will change after that. It might take longer in winter to ripen. Nevertheless, it is better to buy the raw bananas on the day of cooking or a day before. It is preferable to store them at room temperature, but if the weather is too hot, you can store the raw banana in your refrigerator’s vegetable tray in a paper or cloth bag, for a day or two.

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Recipe# 7526
15 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Perfect Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs, made with the ideal proportions of chana dal, raw banana and chopped cabbage, excitingly flavoured with mint, green chillies and spice powders, can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to tea. What makes this recipe different from other kebab recipes is that ....
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Recipe# 30956
21 Jun 18
 by Tarla Dalal
The Mughlas made use of every ingredient in their cooking and in the most unusual ways. This dish as the name suggests uses phal or fruit to make the kofta. Raw banana is combined with a few basic spices and deep-fried to make wonderfully ....
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Recipe# 41443
27 Mar 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s very own burger, now made in Jain style! Vada Pav is part and parcel of Mumbai’s culture, a signature dish on its street food scene. While it usually uses potatoes, onions, ginger and other ingredients not used by Jains, this version substitutes potatoes with raw bananas. With flavo ....
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Recipe# 40753
11 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy wafers made out of yellow bananas are an all-time favourite all over the country, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu where yellow bananas are available all year round. You need to choose hard and raw yellow bananas to make these wafers. Some people like to make it out of bananas t ....
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Recipe# 32909
20 Aug 13
 
by Tarla Dalal
Avial is a dish that originated in kerala, but gained an equal fanfare in tamilnadu as well. Rare is the wedding or festive menu that does not include avial! the key to making excellent avial is to pay equal attention to the visual appeal – vegetables with contrasting colours such as carrot, beans, ....
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Recipe# 602
28 Mar 16
 by Tarla Dalal
Oondhiya is a classic Gujarati preparation of vegetables and fenugreek dumplings cooked in an aromatic blend of spices. A traditional recipe that is very popular in surat, the original version requires hours on end! Here, we have presented a faster version using ....
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Recipe# 41927
12 Jul 17
 by Tarla Dalal
Yellow banana chips is an evergreen snack of Keralite origin, which has become popular all over India. The Surti bananas have a nice texture and rustic flavour, which make the chips quite special. Not only is the taste and texture different, so is the method. You need to follow the instructions ....
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Recipe# 41913
19 Apr 18
 by Tarla Dalal
This is an awe-inspiring snack from the traditional cuisine of Kerala. Crunchy, deep-fried raw banana roundels are bathed in jaggery syrup and coated with powdered sugar to make a crisp and sweet snack with a rustic, traditional taste. The coating of powdered sugar enhances the mouth-feel of the ....
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Recipe# 32914
15 Jul 17
 by Tarla Dalal
This elaborate version of Sambhar is a primary side dish whose smell will linger in your hands long after you are done with the meal, thanks to the exciting array of spices used in it. It is usually had as an accompaniment ....
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Recipe# 4370
19 Apr 18
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional preparation from Kerala where "kai" means plantain and 'kutan' means curry. Coconut, cumin seeds and ginger combined with curds to make this delicious plantain curry. Enjoy this traditional preparation with steamed rice .
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Recipe# 40825
03 May 16
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in the scrumptiousness of these yummy bhajias made of raw bananas. The Kela Bhajia is a fabulous tea-time snack , with the inimitable flavour of raw bananas coated with a batter of besan flavoured with asafoetida and caro ....
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Recipe# 39663
03 Mar 17
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and flavourful Banana Pepper Wafers taste best when made the traditional way! Here, salt is added to the oil to ensure even coating on all the wafers. But, take care to reduce the flame and then add the salt-water mixture. Move away as soon as you add it, since the oil might splutter. Likewise ....
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Recipe# 8613
16 Dec 08
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect starter to serve at parties, these Raw Banana Crispies are so crisp and tasty it is difficult to guess that raw bananas and not potatoes are used to make it. With no-onion, no-garlic tomato sauce or any other spicy dip, these delectable crispies feel really good on the palate – especially ....
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Recipe# 7519
21 Nov 07
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hot samosas topped with an innovative coconut kadhi, khajur imli ki chutney and green chutney. This spicy chaat is an any-timer, perfect for rainy evenings as well as hot summer afternoons.
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