Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Raw banana Fry ~Recipe Swap May 2019

This is the May challenge for recipe swap and this month I was allocated F for flavour blog written by Shalini. Shalini is a software engineer, who is currently a stay at home mum. She gets her recipe inspiration from her mother, grandmother and aunts. 

Looking through Shalinis blog, I shortlisted three recipes; veg momos as I have never made momos at home and wanted to try them, mango chutne as its mango season at the moment and the raw banana roast. It was a tough decision but finally I decided to make the raw banana fry as I had friends visiting and it makes a lovely appetiser.

I followed the recipe and the only changes I made was that I added a little chopped coriander and red chillies and doubled the quantity. The recipe was delicious and I will definitely be making it again. 

Yield: serves 4

Raw Banana Fry

Raw bananas marinated in herbs and spices and shallow fried until golden brown and crispy
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M


  • 2 Raw green bananas (matoke)
  • 3 sprigs fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 .5 tablespoons Rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Lime wedges to serve


How to cook Raw Banana Fry

1. Cut the top and bottom of the raw bananas and place them in a large pan with cold water.

2. Boil the bananas for 6-8 minutes . Do not over boil as bananas need to be a l dente and not fall apart when peeled and sliced.

3. Once bananas are boiled remove from heat and place them in cold water. 

4. Peel and slice them in to 5 mm thickness slices.

5. In a bowl add the flour, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, red chilli and chopped coriander .

6. Toss the banana slices in the seasoned flour and leave aside for 20 minutes.

7. After 20 minutes add 1 tablespoon of water and toss the marinated bananas ensuring all, the slices are well cover with the seasoned flour mixture.

8. In a frying pan add the oil and heat it. Shallow fry the banana slices in small batches until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper.

9. Repeat for all the slices.

10. Serve hot with lime wedges.
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NB-There are various types of raw bananas available in the market depending on which country they originate from. There is plantain which are the long green bananas mainly used in Caribbean cuisine or the little green Indian variety from India or the East African variety called matoke.

In this recipe I used matoke. I am sure the recipe would work well with any kind of raw banana. I have previous cooked with matoke when I made my Matoke Bhel and Kenyan Matoke stew

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  1. What an interesting recipe, I've never seen anything like this before! I'll definitely need to try it out sometime!

  2. Wow, I would never have thought to do this with bananas! Sounds like a great snack!

  3. I've never had anything like this before. I'm sure I'd love it since I'm a huge fan of bananas.

  4. I never ever thought of frying bananas but what a great idea! this recipe looks so so good! i need to try it!

  5. I love having plantains with curry. This recipes looks delicious.

  6. Oh wow, these look amazing, especially when they're frying! A recipe I would never of thought of making, but you've inspired me :)

  7. Wow this is so interesting! I don't think I've ever had green bananas a try before. I would be so curious to taste test this!


  8. I know that the plane tree is very good, but I admit that I have never tried to eat it or cook it!

  9. I've always wanted to try fry bananas but never gotten the chance. I will definitely try it now thanks to you. Thank you.

  10. Nice presentation and mouthwatering fries. Color of coriander leaves and red chili is making it even more appetizing.

  11. This looks so delicious and it reminds me of home. I use to make a similar recipes but yours look like a very lavish version.

  12. I love fried banana and I used to have them when I was in school, it a street food in my country. Thanks for your recipe and your version is slightly different as it has other ingredients.

  13. This looks really good and indulging. I think the kids would also love this. Quite simple to prepare and finish.

  14. I have had Plantain before, but never fried with herbs and spices! This sounds so quick and simple, and a perfect snack with a cold drink in the garden on a warm evening. I have bookmarked this to give it a go; I think my husband will absolutely love it!

  15. Oh wow this looks so tasty, the recipe doesn’t sound too hard to follow either, you’ve made it sound easy xxx

  16. Fried bananas! I haven't eaten it for ages and I just have to cook it again! thanks for reminder!

  17. Nice snack made with raw bananas .. I only make the South Indian style sabzi with them. I will surely try this one.

  18. Oh my gosh! This looks amazing!!

  19. lovely capture and it looks so tempting. Want to grab them right now.

  20. I have not tried this recipe with raw banana. I love raw bananas recipes, I will try this one too.

  21. Looks like an interesting recipe although sadly I'm not a huge fan of bananas. But I'm sure my boyfriend would love it x

  22. What a lovely way to use raw bananas! The appetiser sounds super flavourful and right up my alley. :) Will surely try this out soon.

  23. I don't even understand how I ended up right here, however I thought this submit
    was great. I don't know who you are but certainly you're going to a famous blogger when you
    aren't already. Cheers!

  24. What an interesting recipe, I've never seen this before. Sounds great - definitely one my boyfriend would like by the sounds of it.

  25. This is such a great dish! I would love to try this sometime. The ingredients are so fresh too!

  26. This recipe sounds absolutely incredible! I am definitely going to give this one a go. I love bananas and try to incorporate them however I can

  27. An interesting recipe, plantain coated with rice flour and fried. Would love to snack on it now. Lovely clicks.

  28. It is not my first time to visit this web site, i am visiting this website dailly and take pleasant data from here everyday.

  29. This is something different with raw banana and looks so tasty. Would love to binge on these now. Nice clicks.

  30. Your blog is awesome. You have given step by step information on this recipe.

  31. Raw banana fry? I'm in! I wonder if I can use regular bananas to make this recipe? probably not...

  32. I'm so glad I found this banana fry recipe! I am already having visions of making it from the kitchen of my Air BnB's while in Grenada - now that would be amazing! Bet the bananas would be easy to get hold of out there.

  33. Oo I would never have though of putting these flavours together but WOW this recipe looks and sounds delicious!

  34. I am a plantain fanatic and would love to try this version to add to all of my plantain recipes!

  35. This is one of the most interesting recipes I've seen! It looks really good! Thank you for the excellent step by step instructions, I'd love to try it.


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