Thursday, November 30, 2006

Raw banana black bean curry

Raw banana is a commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking. You can either fry them into bajjis or make the South Indian version of kootu. Raw banana fry tastes yummy with rice and rasam/sambar. I added black beans to make it more nutritious. You can add any variety of beans you have on hand especially black-eyed beans. So, here is the recipe.

Ingredients 3 medium raw bananas
1 onion
1 cup black beans (canned)
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp channa dal
Curry leaves for seasoning
Salt to taste
2-3 tsps of oil
Fresh coriander for seasoning

Method1. Peel the skin from the raw banana, quarter them and cut into small pieces.
2. Chop the onion.
3. Rinse the canned beans.
4. Pour oil in a pan and add the mustard. Once it splutters add the channa dal and curry leaves.
5. Next sauté the onions and garlic paste.
6. Add the chopped raw banana, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. If required, sprinkle a little water and cook covered till the banana becomes tender.
7. Add the canned beans and sauté.
8. Garnish with fresh coriander.
Raw banana and black bean curry
Serve with rice and dal/sambar.

Serving size - 1/2 cup
Number of servings - 4 to 6


Lakshmi said...

mi vantalu bavuntayi Lakshmi.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Lakshmi

Asha said...

Great looking recipe,LakshmiK.Comforting for a cold day:)

Vani said...

Raw banana and black beans! Wow! That must taste really good, Lakshmi!