Chicken with raw banana is a traditional south Indian chicken curry made with a combination of boneless chicken, soaked chana dal, and raw banana, and flavorful spices. A fiber-rich tasty curry made with simple ingredients in a south Indian method to serve as a side-dish for Rice or Rotis.
Raw banana – 2 no’s
Boneless chicken – 1/2 kg chopped into small pieces
Chana dal – 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup
To grind –
Coconut – 1/4 cup
Onion – 1 small
Garlic – 4 pods peeled
ginger – 1/2 inch
Clove – 2 no’s
Cinamon – 1 small piece
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Coriander – 1 small bunch
For seasoning –
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1 small chopped
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
Chopped coconut – 2 tbs
Soak chana dal for 30 mins or cook it for 1 whistle with 1/2 cup of water and keep ready.
Peel raw banana, chop it to medium pieces, immerse in water, and keep ready.
Add all the ingredients to grind in a mixer jar, blend it to paste and keep ready.
Heat a pan with oil in it, when it is hot add mustard, allow it to splutter, then add chopped onion saute until translucent.
Then add cleaned and chopped boneless chicken saute until the water gets absorbed completely, it takes 2 or 3 mins,
Ensure the water in the chicken is evaporated then add soaked chana dal, saute for few mins
Now add chopped raw banana, saute for few mins, on a medium flame.
Now add the ground paste, saute, mix properly add salt to taste, and 1 cup of water to cook, Cook covered until done, stir in between before it is done or pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
Bring the curry to boil to a thick gravy, add chopped coconut, mix properly, switch off the flame.
Serve and enjoy delicious Raw banana chicken curry as a side dish for Rice or Rotis.
This curry needs a little number of spices and little coconut to grind,
You can add chicken liver and gizzards chopped into small pieces with boneless chicken in preparation.