How to make Raw Banana Porichathu -

Crispy shallow-fried banana slices with masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Raw Banana (कच्चा केला), Rice Flour (चावल का आटा)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Raw Banana Porichathu

Raw Banana Porichathu Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Raw Banana Porichathu Recipe

  • Raw Banana 4 medium

  • Rice Flour 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 4 tablespo

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Curry leaves finely chopped 6-8

  • Rice flour 1/2 cup


Step 1

Peel off just a thin layer of the banana skins and slice them lengthways into one-fourth inch thick slices.

Step 2

Soak them in water to avoid discolouration. Drain and place in a glass bowl, add quarter teaspoon turmeric powder and cook in the microwave on 100% for two minutes. Drain.

Step 3

Combine together four tablespoons oil, red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, coriander powder and ginger-garlic paste in a bowl.

Step 4

Add salt, curry leaves and mix. Add the rice flour and mix well. Apply this masala to either side of the banana slices.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a non stick pan and place the banana slices in a single layer and shallow fry, turning sides, till golden and crisp on both sides.

Step 6

Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

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