An easy to make side dish with raw banana made back home at my mom’s place in Kerala!
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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:
Dried red chillies-1-2
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.