Plantain (Raw Banana) Curry

Raw banana or plantain has always been a favorite in our family. It is predominantly used in the South Indian homes for many different recipes. I try different recipes using this at home mainly being the Raw Banana Dosa and green banana fry. This curry is simple yet delectable and goes well with rotis or rice.


  • 1 raw banana/plantain (peeled and chopped into small cubes)
  • 1 ripe tomato (medium size chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • Turmeric a pinch
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera + coriander powder
  • Handful coriander leaves for garnishing
  • asafetida  a pinch
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds



  • Heat a small vessel, boil water and add the chopped plantain. Add salt and let it boil. Keep aside. Do not drain water. (Alternatively you can boil this in the microwave).
  • In a medium pan, heat some oil add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad daal. When the daal turns light brown add curry leaves and asafetida 
  • Next add the chopped onion and cook until it turns light brown.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin coriander powder and stir.
  • Add the cooked plantain along with water, chopped tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
  • The chopped tomatoes cook fast and add a tangy taste to this dish.
  • Finally sprinkle in the cut coriander leaves and mix finely. Serve with Rotis, Rice.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Do you know, just tonight I made a rather sweet dish with plantains. The only other time I had them, I thought they were like a banana – now I know they should be cooked. Anyway, I just love the look and sound of this dish and I am for sure going to experiment with plantains again soon and this recipe is on the top of my list.

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