Spicy raw banana rings

Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 - raw bananas, large
  • 3 - green chillies
  • 1/2 bunch - green coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper (coarsely crushed)
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch - asafoetida
  • Fresh ginger, a big piece
  • 2 tbsp - Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 3/4 tsp - salt
  • Cooking oil, for seasoning and roasting

How to Make Spicy raw banana rings

  • Wash and halve the bananas and pressure cook without adding water. Set aside to cool.
  • Peel and chop the ginger lengthwise into slender pieces resembling match sticks.
  • Grind green chillies, coriander and turmeric powder into a thick paste adding a few drops of water if required.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the crushed peppers and the cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle add asafoetida, besan and the ground paste at half minute intervals and saute together for two more minutes. Switch off flame and then add the ginger.
  • Peel the cooked bananas and mash well.
  • Add the banana mash and salt to the sauteed paste.
  • Knead together into a thick dough.
  • Take a lemon sized ball of the banana mixture and flatten it on your palm.
  • Make a hole in the centre.
  • Arrange a batch of such banana rings on a greased hot tava, pour a spoon of oil around each banana ring and roast on low flame.
  • Turn over and cook the other side of the banana rings till they become golden in colour.
  • Remove the spicy banana rings on to a plate.
  • Serve with tomato sauce, mint chutney or any other dip of your choice.
  • Recipe courtesy: Chitra Amma's Kitchen
  • http://chitra-ammas-kitchen.blogspot.in/