Aug 13, 2008


Hi everybody how r u?

Actually,iam in a vacation but iam trying to share my family's special recepies to all of u, this recepie is from my aunt's kitchen(father's sister). Here i will go with the recepie,

RAW BANANA STIR FRY(Aritikaya Pittu)


Raw Bananas : 3(medium size)

Onions : 3(medium sized finely chopped)

Green chillies : 4(chopped)

Ginger : 1 inch piece finely chopped

Turmeric powder : a pinch

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder : 1 tea spoon

For Tempering:

Oil : 2 table spoons

Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon

Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon

Channa dal : 1 tea spoon

Urad dal : 1 tea spoon

Red chillies : 2 no

Curry leaves : a few


First peel the outer skin of the raw bananas and add salt & turmeric, boil them in a steamer for 10 min. Remove from the steamer and cut them into cubes.

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then add mustard seeds, let them splutter

then add cumin seeds,channa dal,urad dal,red chillies & curry leaves.

And then add chopped onions,green chillies & ginger, fry till golden brown colour.

Now add the boiled raw bananas & stir fry for 10 min.

At the end add red chilli powder and stir one more time & then remove from the flame.

Do all this procedure in a medium flame.

If u would like to add lemon juice, add it in the last stage of the recepie.

Enjoy this recepie with plain rice & rasam(chaaru).



Onions : 1 big sized chopped

Green chillies : 4 chopped

Tamarind : 25 gms
Turmeric : a pinch
Salt to taste
Sugar or Jaggery : 2 tea spoons
For Tempering:
Oil : 2 tea spoons
Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves : a few
Red chillies : 2 no
Heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds let them splutter then add cumin seeds,curry leaves & red chillies.
then add chopped onions & green chillies, fry till onion become transparent. Then add tamarind, turmeric, sugar & salt to taste.
Add 3 cups of water to it & boil for 10-15 min.
then remove from fire & serve hot with plain rice.


Deepthi Shankar said...

raw banana stir fry looks yum .. rekha give me your Mail ID .. shall mail you the details

Paru ... said...

Stir fry looks very delicios..

Nice recipes.


Sum Raj said...

looks fantatic...perfect lunch..small treat for u in my blog...collect it..:)

ST said...

stir fry looks yumm yumm .....Nice recipies......

Chef Jeena said...

Beautiful meal it looks amazing.

lubnakarim06 said...

Happy Independence Day to u dear.
Fry looks yummy. Rasam is so simple to make. I never tried this version.

Illatharasi said...

Vacation enjoy cheyandi;) Have a great time:)

So you reached India?

Ramya Bala said...

Good COmbo dear...Enjoy pannunga...

Indian Khana said...

Banana stir fry looking yum...I always love the rasam..lovely meal.

Vibaas said...

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Raw banana stir fry looks delicious!

Indian Khana said...

Hmm putup the logo for the event in the blog..but don't send the entry though !

Lakshmi said...

Yummo! rasam and banana fry are a perfect fit!

notyet100 said...


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lubnakarim06 said...

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Sujatha said...

looks fabulous! Your rasam is very tempting.. great combo, Rekha!

Srikitchen said...

award waiting for u in my blog!

Purva Desai said...

wow blogging in vacation as well....
Rasam accompanied with Banana Stir fry lovely combo....
Have organised Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi event...
Check out the blog for details

ST said...

There is small treat for u at my blog:))

michela said...

hi, thanks for compliments!
very nice ...banana stir fry...
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visit always my blog, ok?
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Sum Raj said...

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ST said...


Illatharasi said...

Still on vacation... ?

Once u r back, come and collect your award.... on sep 5th post!

Srikitchen said...

wow! yummy! the dish looking so good!
Check out my blog for this moth event and do participate in it!

Yasmeen said...

I make lot of andhra recipes. The rasam with raw banana stir-fry is an awesome combination.

Unknown said...

wow... nice entry... sweet & sour rasam is nice entry....will try..

Shama Nagarajan said...


this is the first time visiting ur blog.I love andra food.I would like to try all ur recipes.I hv added u to my blog