Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kaya Mezhukkupuratti / Stir-fried Raw Bananas

An easy to make side dish with raw banana made back home at my mom’s place in Kerala!
The picture was taken in a lazy way and this had been sleeping in my drafts for a long time, eventually waken up as left with no other choice than this to update ;)

Stir-fried Raw Bananas or Kaya Mezhukkupuratti


Raw banana; the green skin removed and cut into inch long pieces- 2 cups
Salt- to taste
Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

Grind/pulse to a coarse paste avoiding water:
Shallots- 5-6
Garlic cloves-3-4
Dried red chillies-1-2

To season:
Coconut Oil- 1-2 tbsps
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- A sprig or two


Cook the banana pieces in just enough water in a closed pan with salt and turmeric powder added to it. Be careful not to over cook the pieces.They should be ‘just cooked’.The time taken should be not more than 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain off the excess water.

Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai, splutter the mustard seeds, curry leaves followed by the coarsely ground paste.Sauté for a few seconds till the raw smell goes off. Add the banana,toss gently so as to coat the spices on to the pieces. Check salt. Toss once in a minute (for 3-5 minutes in all) till the pieces acquire a golden brown hue and done.

Kaya Mezhukkupuratti tastes best with rice and coconut based curries or Sambhar.


  1. I hav enot had this for years. Looks so good.

  2. ahaa my favorite stir fry ...its being ages i had this curry ...lovely spread ...yummy


  3. Bharathy, Header Super! Its Neat and simple!

    This vazhakkai recipe is so simple and now i got this recipe to try. i felt boring of trying my version for long.

  4. very different way of making rawbananas. behind i could see the vendakkai thoran, my fav, which i tried from your space .nice menu

  5. Never made it like this. sre to try this out

  6. I was not a big fan of Kaya while growing up..blame it on getting old,now I seem to enjoy it well.With garlic and shallots added,I am sure it would be a tasty mezhukkupuratti!!

  7. Vazhakai fry looks delicious....awesome

    Pushpa @

  8. hello chili bananas look very delicious and interesting indeed. i am from turkey and i'd love to ask your suggestion about something. i have apack of methi dana from india. do you have idea what i can do with that? i don't even know what it is :) but i want to use it. thanks!

  9. Kaya mezhukupuratti looks gr8...feel like taking a bite. :)

  10. One of my fav mezhukkupuratti! Love this new header!

  11. Hi Bharathy,

    The stri fry looks yummy...Just joined your blog...:0


  12. Stir fried raw bananas makes me drool..

  13. Haven't ahd this ina while, nice emmories seeing this pic =). I do love this simple curry =)

  14. very lovely and new recipe...

  15. such a different recipe :))
    Raw bananas are my favourite and this seems like a nice recipe!!
    wht r the other dishes in the spread?

  16. Hi Bharathy,its a long time since I had this curry.Wud love to taste it right now but sadly I cant get this vegetable here..Anyways bowl of curry is very tempting..

    Btw,regarding the comment on my blog,I did not link this post to my recipe!I am not sure why it came up!

  17. Dear Bharathy,
    Thanks for writing so much on food. I love cooking and your recipes are sure shot delicious.
    Keep writing. You are so true to your name.
    Thanks once again.

  18. Hehe.. Thanks for the comment, Bharathy :)