Raw banana fry/ side-dish/poriyal

Hello dear reader, raw banana/ plantain is very popular in South India. We use it quite a lot in curries, cutlets, side-dishes and in every kids favourite banana chips.

The texture of raw banana is hard and it is green in colour and it cannot be eaten raw.

Raw banana poriyal/ side – dish is very tasty , you can pair it with rice and dal or rasam . You can also serve it with chappatis along with a simple curry.

So let’s begin with the recipe:-


  • Raw banana – 1
  • Tomato puree – 2 tomatoes
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin / Jeera seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing – a pinch
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Corriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – as recquired
  • Salt – as recquired
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Water – as required

Method :-

  • Cut the ends of the raw banana and peel the skin off using a knife . Wash it well and slice it evenly.
  • In a vessel add about a cup of water then add the sliced banana pieces along with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and let it boil, this will take 3 to 4 minutes.
  • In a pan then add oil , cumin seeds, Hing, ginger- garlic paste, turmeric powder , red chilli powder, salt, tomato puree, saute till the tomato paste realeses it’s oil.
  • Then add garam masala powder and then add boiled banana slices, and saute well for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Looks so delicious! I would love to try with rasam sadam.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, hope you try it out MegalaπŸ™‚

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      1. Megala says:

        I will definitely try this.

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      2. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ do let me know your thoughts after trying the recipe

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      3. Megala says:

        Hi, I’ve never used tomato in this recipe, so I just tried your version this afternoon, it was really delicious, thanks a lot.

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      4. Wow, I’m super happy that you liked my recipe, thank you so much for trying it out Megala πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. Ramyarecipes says:

    Nice side dish πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you so much Ramya, so glad that you liked it πŸ™‚πŸ™‚


  3. Vini says:

    One of my favorite dishes thank you for the recipe though.

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    1. The pleasure is all mine πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ thanks for the compliment


  4. Jyo says:

    Perfect for rasam or sambar rice…looks great and delicious ShifaπŸ‘

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  5. This is such a lovely, different from the usual way to cook raw banana! Love it! Bookmarked the recipe to try out soon. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yay, thank you so much πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  6. Sandhya says:

    I love raw banana poriyal. Will try this recipe next time.

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    1. Yes, please do try and let me know your opinion

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  7. PS says:

    Super delicious and mouth watering.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked the recipe πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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