Spiced Raw Banana Fry/ Plaintain Curry


I had this post languishing in my drafts for a long time now and so I thought it was a good idea to post it before I loose track of it. I love all types of vegetables, but there are some that I love even more eg, cabbage and raw banana/plantain.

I learnt this recipe from my MIL, she prepared the first time when I was expecting. I am not sure if it was the hormones or the raw banana, but I ended up eating ¾ of this all by myselfJ. This goes very well with yogurt rice and with some daal on the side. I swear I could live on the combination for years without complaining.


  • 2 medium raw (plantains)
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp urad daal
  • Asafetida
  • Cumin seeds(jeera)
  • Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Oil
  • salt

To make powder

  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of raw dry tamarind (not paste)





  • Peel the raw banana and cut them into discs.
  • Dry roast the ingredients for dry masala and grind it to a fine powder. (If the tamarind is roasted, even that will turn into powder along with red chillies and coriander seeds).


  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan, and then add oil, jeera, mustard, curry leaves.
  • Add asafetida, then the urad daal and fry until it turns golden brown. Add the cut banana discs, salt and continue to fry.
  • Add the masala powder and sprinkle of water in between, and fry. Once in a while add oil also as it makes it crispy and tasty.
  • When it is done, it should be both cooked and crispy at the same time. Garnish with coriander leaves.


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  1. Pavani says:

    Looks delicious.. great pics.. Did you use the raw bananas that we get in Indian store or the mexican raw bananas? I’d love to try this dish.. Thanks..

  2. SJ says:

    My mom makes the same thing but with saarina-pudi. And yes we eat it with curd rice 🙂 I am going to try making this pudi!

  3. suparna says:

    That dish is making me drool…. :)I make a dish very similar to this one with potatoes, yam… never tried it with raw bananas. I love raw bananas too shall soon try it. Bookmarked this one.

  4. Ujwal says:

    I love dishes made out of raw banana.. be it kismuri or our humble upkari. This is a completely new recipe to me. Next time I get raw plantains I am going to make this

  5. Kajal says:

    This is my kind of recipe. I like the main ingredient to be dominant in flavour. I do like this style of keeping it simple and yet boostful in flavour….

  6. Mithra says:

    Hi, I have been cooking this recipe for 2 years now. It’s my go-to whenever we get green bananas. Love it, thank you so much for this! The flavours are amazing and pair beautifully with curd rice =)

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