Today I am sharing with you a simple curry recipe made with Raw Banana. It is a traditional Bengali recipe and very tasty to eat. It is a veg. recipe, nutritious and quick and easy to prepare.
Cooking time – 30 minutes. Serve – 4.
1.Raw Banana – 2 (peeled and cut into squares)
2.Potato (medium) – 1 (peeled and cut into cubes)
3.Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp. And bay leaf – 1
4.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
5.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
6.Chilly powder – 1/ tsp.
7.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
8.Salt to taste.
9.Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
10.Ghee – 1 tsp.
11.Oil – 4 tbsp.
12.Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.
1.Soak the banana pieces in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes, drain and keep aside. Boil the potato cubes in 2 cups of water for 3 minutes, drain and keep aside. Using 1/2 cup of water grind tomato, turmeric,chilly and cumin powders to a very smooth paste, keep the masala mix aside.
2.Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan, add banana and potato cubes and 1 tsp. of salt. Stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat. Take out from the pan, keep aside.
3.Heat 1 tbsp.of oil in the same pan, add cumin seeds,bay leaf and stir fry. When the cumin looks brown add the masala mix. Saute on slow heat till oil separates. Add the fried potato and banana, sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Saute for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and little salt, let it bring to boil. Cook till the vegetables are soft. When the gravy starts thickening remove pan from the heat. Add ghee and garam masala powder, cover the pan and give 10 minutes standing time.
The delicious Raw Banana Curry is ready, serve with Rice/Roti or Paratha.