This is a simple, easy and a traditional Kerala recipe, where raw banana is cooked with fresh coconut. It is tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli and raw rice for a delicious flavour. This happens to be one of the items in the Onam Sadya meal, and is relished as a side dish.
- 3 raw bananas
- 1/4 cup fresh coconut, grated
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1-2 green chilies
- 2 sprigs curry leaves
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
- 1 tsp. raw rice
- 1 dry red chilli
Pressure cook the raw bananas with the turmeric powder for 2 whistles. When cool, discard the skin and chop into cubes.
Grind the coconut, garlic, cumin seeds, green chilies and 1 sprig curry leaves into a paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and temper with the mustard seeds, dry red chilly, 1 curry leaves and raw rice.
After it stops spluttering, add the boiled banana, salt and the ground paste. Saute on a low flame for 1-2 minutes and switch off the flame. Serve as a side dish with plain steamed rice, jeera rice, sambar-rice, curd-rice or chapatis.