- Servings: 4
- Preparation time: 15 minutes.
- Frying time: 9 minutes.
- Cooking time: 7 minutes.
- Total time: 31 minutes.
Raw banana peels have amazing properties; contains amino acid which triggers serotonin in our mind and boost our mood; it contains plenty of fiber too.
Each part of Plantain or banana is useful; like leaf of banana is used to serve food. Flowers are used to prepare cutlets, kofta curry, Gatte, fritters. Stem is also edible; banana fruit itself can either be eaten raw or cooked.
The raw banana peels can be turned into delicious recipes as chutney (check those I have already linked) or ‘Raw Banana Peel Masala (Kachche Kele ke Chhilke ki Sabji)’ would like to share today. I prepared this recipe when I prepared raw banana chips…
- Raw Banana peel: of 4 bananas.
- Onion: 1 no (small)
- Tomato: 1 no. (Small)
- Ginger: 1” piece
- Garlic: 2-3 clove
- Split black gram: ½ teaspoon
- Red chili: 1 no.
- Mustard seeds: ¼ teaspoon
- Cumin: ¼ teaspoon
- Curry leaves: 8-10 leaves
- Salt: 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
- Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
- Chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
- Cooking oil: 2 tablespoon
- Tamarind pulp: 1 teaspoon
- Fresh coconut: 2 tablespoon
- Curry leaves: 8-10 no.
- Chop onion, ginger and garlic into small pieces, keep aside.
- Trim the both end of banana and carefully make a long slits in the skin only with pointed knife: slightly twist the banana so that banana skin gets loose and it is easy to peel off the skin by hand.
- Peel off the skin and immediately (otherwise it will turn brown due to high iron content) put into bowl filled with normal water. Peel off all the bananas skin; chop banana peel/skin into small pieces, put into bowl filled with normal water, keep aside.
- You can use banana for chips or banana sabji.
- Take a pressure cooker, heat oil, Put mustard seeds and cumin; when it sputters, add red chili and split black gram. Fry on medium flame until it turns golden in color, add chopped ginger, onion and garlic, stir fry for a minute, add curry leaves, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder and tomato (or tomato puree), and stir fry for couple of minutes.
- Add chopped banana peels; continue to fry for couple of minutes; add a cup of water, close the lid.
- Cook on high flame and bring to full cooking pressure; reduce the flame to low for couple of minutes, put off the flame.
- Let it cool, add fresh scrapped coconut and Garam masala; stir fry for 1-2 minutes to get desired consistency. Take out into serving bowl.
- Raw Banana Peel Masala (Kachche Kele ke Chhilke ki Sabji) is ready to be served with chapati.