Friday, September 21, 2012

Raw Banana & Channa Curry

This curry is very very tasty and my family loves it.The channa is optional but I add this to make the curry more yummy:)

The channa need not be soaked overnight. For 2 Banana one handful of Channa is enough. Add water and salt to the channa and cook it in a pressure cooker in very low flame.After one whistle switch off the stove and allow it to cool.The channa can be cooked this way without soaking.


Raw Banana------------------------------2
Channa-----------------------------------1 Handful
Curry leaves -----------------------------1 sprig
Chilly powder----------------------------3/4 tsp
Oil---------------------------------------1 Tbsp
Mustard---------------------------------1/2 Tsp
Turmeric powder------------------------1/4 Tsp
Hing-------------------------------------1/4 Tsp
Curry powder----------------------------1 Tbsp

For the Curry Powder

Urid Dhal----------------------- 1/2 Cup
Channa Dhal--------------------1/2 Cup
Red Chilly----------------------Break and measure 1 Cup
Dhaniya(Coriander Seeds)-------1 Cup

Dry roast everything separately(for even roasting) and grind it to a coarse powder and  this can be stored for 4 to 5 months in an air tight container.

Peel and Dice the Raw Banana's and immerse in water so that they do not become black.


Heat oil in a kadai and add oil.Add the mustard seeds,curry leaves,hing,turmeric powder and the drained diced bananas and saute for a few seconds.Add the cooked channa,salt and chilly powder and mix well.Cover and cook for 5 minutes.Turn the curry with a flat ladle.See to it that you don't mash the banana.Again cover and cook till the banana becomes soft.Now add  the curry powder and mix well.
The tasty Banana and Channa curry is ready:)


Priya Satheesh said...

Sounds very delicious!

Leelagovind said...

this seems to be yummy..i never used curry powder with bananas..we used to do simple banana stir fry..will go for your recipe next time..