Kaas Kolor Pitika or mashed raw banana is a typical Assamese side dish. It is part of an Assamese thali. Pitika can be made with any boiled / grilled veggies, eggs or grilled fish. So check out this traditional and a lost recipe of green banana. When time is a constraint, this quick and simple dish is the best comfort food. It has minimum of ingredients, easily available in the kitchen. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare this amazing Assamese traditional dish.
This recipe is a far cry from any restaurant style dish. However, the flavour is a top notch one. There is absolutely no doubt about it.
In this recipe boiled and mashed green banana is mixed with some chopped onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, salt and a drizzle of mustard oil.
This simple dish is almost similar to Bong style aloo bhate and Bihari style aloo chokha. You can serve it with panta bhaat / poite bhaat / pakhala bhaat (fermented rice) or steamed rice along with other dishes. It is perfect on a hot summer day as it is light on the stomach and has cooling effect. You may also enjoy it as a side dish with rice or chapatti.
- 3 raw / green banana
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 green chilies, chopped
- 3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp. mustard oil
- pinch of red chili flakes to garnish (opt)
Boil the raw banana along with the peel till it is fork tender. You can pressure cook for one whistle. Set aside to cool. Then peel the skin off and mash well.
Transfer to a bowl and add all the above mentioned ingredients. Mix well. You may drizzle some more mustard oil while serving.
Serve with panta bhaat (fermented rice), steamed rice or as a side dish with rice or chapatti.