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Crispy Raw Banana/Plantain Fry Recipe

Crispy Raw Banana or Plantain Fry is a traditionally prepared South Indian dish. Made using very few ingredients, this dry curry tastes delicious. A great alternate way to enjoy cooking banana or plantains in day to day cooking rather than just as chips. This roast style curry tastes great with lentil stew/rasam and rice.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 plantains/raw banana
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp sambhar powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt as required
  • Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Peel the plantains and chop them in medium size chunks. Immerse them in water till you need them This will stop it from blackening. Also, while peeling off the skin of plantain, grease your hands with oil to avoid stickiness. Heat ghee in a pan and once its hot enough, temper mustard seeds. Once they begin to crackle, add asafoetida, urad dal and curry leaves. Once the lentils become golden, add the chopped plantains, salt and sambhar powder. You can add any curry powder in absence of sambhar powder but this spice powder gives it the authentic taste. Cover with lid and cook till the plantains are done. You can even garnish it with chopped cilantro if you wish. Crispy Raw Banana/Plantain Fry Recipe is ready to be served. Like I mentioned before, one of the best combo to serve it is with sambhar/rasam and rice.