An age old accompaniment for any of our Indian dishes is the classic Potato fry. Potatoes can be prepared in many ways which we are accustomed to. Why not experiment with something new? This recipe is a true lip smacker that can be used as a tastier substitute to potatoes. This is a textural delicacy as well as a accompaniment that can go with both South and North Indian dishes.



Raw banana—              2

Turmeric powder—     ½ tsp

Curry powder—           2 tbsp

Salt ¾ tsp

Oil—                            3-4 tbsp

Few curry leaves.


Peel the skin of the banana, cut it lengthwise and then cut into thick slices. Wash it well. Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt, curry powder and 1 spoon of oil to the banana slices and mix it well. Leave it aside for 15 minutes. Heat the remaining oil in a pan, add the cut curry leaves. Now add the marinated banana, give it a stir, lower the heat and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or till the banana are a little soft. Remove the cover, increase the heat to medium and fry the bananas for 5 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Banana fry is ready.

Curry Powder–  Roast 4 tbsp Channa dal, 3 tbsp coriander seeds and 5 dry red chilies and powder them coarsely.

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