Kacchya kelyachi (raw banana) bhaji.

Kacchya Kelyachi Bhaji (Serves 4)


4 raw bananas (medium size),
1 cup grated coconut,
3-4 green chillies,
4-5 black pepper corns,
2 tbsp tamrind pulp,
jaggery (to taste),
salt (to taste),
1/2tsp mustard seeds,
a pinch of hing (asafoetida),
1 tsp coconut oil or vegetable oil,
10-12 kadipatta leaves (Curry leaves),


1. Peel the skin of the raw bananas with a peeler and make medium size peices.
2. Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.
3. Add the banana pieces.
4. Add enough water to cover the banana pieces, cover and cook.
5. Grind together green chillies, grated coconut and the black peppercorns.
6. Add this to the half-cooked banana pieces then add salt and jaggery and the tamarind pulp.
7. Cover and cook till the banana is soft (not mushy).
8. Let the gravy be thick when you remove it from the gas stove.

P.S: Coconut oil gives this recipe a special taste and aroma.


Anonymous said…
How about some spicy snacks? that go soooo well with tea.

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