Balekayi Palya(Raw Banana curry) ~ Easy

Banana image courtesy: on time exports

Disclaimer: Pictures don't do any justice to the curry blogged here. It tastes far more tasty than it looks :)

Ingredients :

Raw Banana : 3 (peeled & chopped into 1/2" or 1" cubes)
Oil : 1 tbsp
Rasam Powder : 1tbsp
Coconut grated : 1 tbsp (fresh coconut)
Turmeric : a pinch
Tamarind Juice
All the above 3 ingredients to be adjusted according to your taste.
Mustard seeds and curry leaves for tempering

Method :

1. Heat oil in the pan and add mustrard seeds. When mustard stops spluttering add curry leaves and add turmeric + chopped banana.
2. Good to use a non-stick pan or else the chances of banana sticking to the pan is high.

3. Fry till banana is little soft. It takes around 3-4 mins. Add in tamarind juice, salt, jaggery, rasam powder, grated coconut and 1 cup water. Bring it to boil and cook banana.
4. Taste and adjust the salt, sour and sweetness of the curry before you switch off the stove. This is done in 15 mins time.
5. The curry does not have too much water or gravy. Why call it curry? Me still thinking..

Serve with chapathi :




Sravs said...

Tasty and delicious banana curry !!

Unknown said...

I haven't got balekayi in a while, this reminds me to get some :-). Nice variation Lakshmi.

Nandita said...

I always goof up when I am making balekai palya. I would love to try your version. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

chef and her kitchen said...

Nice version of palya...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and yummy

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent side dish, quite easy and delicious.

Alamelu said...

chennagide palya.. simple and easy... Yeah, I am back in the blogging world... started posting on my blog too.. though absent, i never quit following ur blog. have been njoying all the posts till now. Really appreciate ur perseverance. :-)

kitchen queen said...

super delicious raw banana curry.I too make it with sambar powder.

Kannada Cuisine said...

I always goof-up this one!

notyet100 said...

Platter looks delicious,..with the paratha :)