Monday, February 25, 2013

Kaya Mezhukkupuratti /Stir Fried Raw Banana

  1. raw banana/Ethakka-1 large
  2. small onion -3-5 thinly sliced
  3. garlic-2,crushed
  4. green chilly- 2, slit
  5. dry red chilly - 3,crushed
  6. pepper powder-1tsp
  7. turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  8. curry leaves-1 sprig
  9. salt to taste
  10. coconut oil-as required   
  • Peel the green skin and cut into 1/4 inch long pieces.Wash the pieces with2-3 pinches turmeric powder in water for 2-3 times.
  • Cook the banana pieces,green chillies,turmeric powder, salt with water.water should be evaporated completely. do not overcook the pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add crushed garlic,onion,red chillies and curry leaves.Saute for few minutes till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the cooked banana and mix it gently,taking care not to mash it.Then add pepper powder and saute gently so as to coat the spices on to the pieces.Add a little more oil and continue to cook on  low flame for 5 more minutes.Drizzle some oil in between,if it appears to be dry.
Serve hot with Rice and Sambar.
Happy Cooking!!!


  1. i love raw banana stir fried any t have with plain rice

  2. i love kaya anytime... urs looks lovely!!!

  3. Thank you Arthy and Rafeeda for your lovely comments...Hope you both try this soon and like it too.But plse don't overcook the raw banana.


  4. This recipe is very tempting! I think this recipe was made for kids because kids love eating fruits like banana. I will try to cook this soon for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Can you tell me how much water to be added for cooking in ratio to raw banana and for how long a duration before I realise its cooked to take it out of the stove?

    1. Add 1/2 cup water for 1 kerala banana(ethakaya).Cooking time will be less than 15 minutes..Check frequently. .
      Happy cooking