Balekai Palya or Raw banana curry recipe


Raw banana are a low glycemic source of carbohydrate and full of nutrition. Raw bananas is regular every day vegetable in India. Raw banana fry is a simple south Indian recipe which is best enjoyed with curd rice and sambar rice.This is a very simple recipe with less ingredients also a quick recipe to be enjoyed.

Preparation time – 10 min

Cooking time  – 10 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients – 


Raw banana – 1 medium sized 

Onion – 1 chopped

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Sambar powder – 1 tbs

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Coconut – 2 tbs grated

Coriander leaves – 2 tbs Chopped

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

How to make or to prepare raw banana curry – 

Peel the skin of raw banana,cut into round thin slices about 4 mm thick.Put it in water and keep ready.


Heat a pan by adding oil in it,add mustard seeds allow it to slutter,add curry leaves saute


Add chopped onion and saute till it turns to translucent.


Add raw banana slices and saute for a while.


Add sambar powder,turmeric powder and salt to taste.Saute altogether for a while.


Add 1/4 cup of water and bring it to boil ,cook in a medium flame.close the lid of the pan.


Ensure that vegetable is cooked,If not sprinkle some more water,once it is done so that water in the curry should be absorbed fully.Add grated coconut and combine altogether,add chopped coriander leaves.


Quick Raw Banana Curry is ready to be served as a side dish for rice or roti.

Tips – Raw banana takes less water to be cooked so take care while you add water to curry. And also it takes less time to cook compared to other vegetables.

You can use red chilly powder other than sambar powder to prepare this curry or you can add 2 tsp of roasted coriander powder with 1 tsp of chilly powder,which gives a different taste and flavor to the curry.

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