Raw banana stir fry recipe

Raw banana stir fry is one of the simplest and quickest recipe to make and it goes well as a side dish for rice and sambar. Raw banana stir fry also called as vazhakkai poriyal is a South Indian delicacy made with raw banana, red chillies, grated coconut and curry leaves. Now for the recipe …


  • Raw banana - 4 (chopped into medium sized pieces)
  • Onions - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Whole red chillies - 4 to 5
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE RAW BANANA STIR FRY RECIPE Wash the raw banana thoroughly. Peel the skin and chop into fine medium pieces. Immerse them in a bowl of water to prevent it from changing the colour. Keep it aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and mustard seeds. Once the seeds start spluttering, add urad dal and saute till golden brown. IMG_3870

Step 3

Now add red chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and onions and stir fry on a medium flame till the onions become translucent. IMG_3871

Step 4

Add chopped raw banana pieces, salt and little water. Close the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame till the vegetable is fully cooked. IMG_3872

Step 5

Once cooked, add grated coconut and mix well. Remove from the flame. IMG_3873

Step 6

Serve raw banana stir fry or vazhakka poriyal hot with rice as an accompaniment. IMG_3884

Step 7

NOTES: You can also pressure cook the raw banana upto 1 whistle. But ensure they are not overcooked and is just parboiled. You can also cook separately in a bowl of water by adding turmeric powder and salt to it. Then drain the water and add the vegetable to the seasoning. Adding lemon juice gives a tangy taste to the vegetable. But it is optional. You can use coconut oil instead of normal cooking oil to further enhance the taste. But again it is optional.

3 Responses to Raw banana stir fry recipe

  1. Akhila P says:

    Yummy.. My fav. Thank you.

  2. Rashmi Pai says:

    Ahh this is actually kind of attractive. Raw banana fry. I think it will be a very good side dish for lunch or dinner and people at my house will sure love it. Thanks Miss Charulata. Loved your recipe and not to forget, I liked the pictorially represented way. It is very good!!
    Thanks again!!
    I have brought very good raw banana from http://qusec.in/ and I will be trying it out too soon. Thanks.

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