Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Raw Banana Pepper fry & Drumstick kootu.....a platter from Rak's Kitchen

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Sometimes we will run out of ideas about what to cook for lunch/dinner and I am sure that this will be a common problem for most of us....;)In that sense,blogging is helping me a lot in getting lot of ideas,infact it is inspiring me more to try out new dishes from different regions and cuisines.I generally make sambar out of drumstick or I will use in aviyal at the most and I rarely cook raw banana at home.When I saw Rak's post I was sure that I will be going to cook that combo for my hubby's lunch box.On the same day I went to buy those veggies from the vegetable vendor just next to our building(that is the comfort of staying in our mother country,everything is easily accessible..) and prepared it for hubby's lunch box next day.Thank you Raks for sharing this,we just loved it.I modified the recipes lil bit to adjust according to our taste.

Drumstick kootu:


2 Drumsticks
1/4 cup Moong dal

1 tsp sambar powder
1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
1 Tomato,chopped

2 generous pinches of hing
salt to taste

To grind:

1/2 cup grated coconut

1/4 tsp Rice flour

for Tadka:

1 tsp ghee/Oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp urad dal

1/2 tsp jeera
a pinch of hing
a sprig of curry leaves

1 tbsp chopped shallots

  1. Cut drumstick into 2 inch long pieces.
  2. Boil moong dal with tomato,turmeric,sambhar powder in pressure cooker until done.
  3. Meanwhile cook drumstick and salt in a vessel until tender.No add cooked moong dal to it and mix properly.
  4. Grind coconut and rice flour with little water and add to the cooked drumstick,moong dal mixture and let it boil,remove from fire after one boil.
  5. Heat ghee in a tadka pan and crackle mustard seeds and jeera.Add urad dal,curry leaves and hing and fry for a minute.Add chopped shallots and fry until the onion is soft and pink.
  6. Add the tadka to the dal mixture and stir.
Serve it hot with rice and papad.

  • For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee for seasoning.
Raw Banana pepper fry:


2-3 Raw banana
1 tsp sambar powder

1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder

1 tbsp curds

1 tsp freshly ground pepper powder

salt to taste

for Tadka:
1 tsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp urad dal
1 sprig of curry leaves

  • Peel the banana's and dice them into 1/2" cubes and drop them in salted water mixed with curds.This helps in retain its color.For a Vegan version avoid adding curds to water.
  • Wash the banana cubes properly and boil them in enough water mixed with sambar powder,salt and turmeric until they are nice and tender.Drain them and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai,crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal and curry leaves and fry for a minute and then add cooked banana pieces and stir fry on high flame for 1-2 mins until it is dry.Add pepper powder to it and mix well.
  • Add grated coconut to it and mix well.
Serve it hot with hot steaming rice with ghee and papad.


Finla said...

Wow love the drmstick curry. It must have been so delicous eating that with rice, drooling here :-)

SE said...

HI Prathibha...the platter looks wonderful..and sure deciding what to cook takes more time :-)

prasu said...

Yummy and delicious platter dear...nice click....

Vidya Rao said...

Awesome meal indeed...looks inviting!

Vrinda said...

I lov Raw banana fry and drumstick curry..perfect with rice,nice click

Unknown said...

Both veggies are my favourite..Love drumstick a lot.Curry looks tremendous and very tempting..loved it.Raw banana fry looks amazing...makes me hungry...

Unknown said...

looks very delicious prathibha...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious deligths dear

Suparna said...

hi Pratibha,
The platter looks absolutely comforting :) love both the veggies :)nice clicks too!

Namitha said...

hmmm delicious platter..:-)

Nandinis food said...

I love these side dishes! They look tasty and appetizing!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks lovely prathiba..delicious too...

chakhlere said...

Both the dishes look yummy!!

Nice recipes :)

Unknown said...

This is real comfort food for me, looks lovely.

gtyuk said...

Mmmm, I smell my typical motherland's samayal here, just some papads with all this and I'm done :)

Anonymous said...

reminds me of my lunchbox days..neat click.and that drumstick kootu is so attractive.

Parita said...

Love the raw banana fry..slurp!

chakhlere said...

Both the dishes look delish!!

I loved the idea of stir frying raw banana!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Both the recipes looks excellent, drumstick kootu is new to me, will try it soon.....

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Nice click and looks very yummy.and it is true when we run out of ideas as what to cook, blogging comes to rescue us.
I too tried her drumstick kootu very recently

Raks said...

Thanks so much for try ing out and making it a post Prathiba :) You are my sweet heart ;)

Roma said...

Sounds like a great combo!

Unknown said...

yummy platter and lovey pictures..

Kanchan said...

Even I have bookmarked this recipe :)
Now I have got two bookmarks for same recipe :)
Lovely snaps !

Shri said...

The drumstick kootu looks absolutely delicious, Prathibha!

admin said...

wow parthibha!
The kari and kootu look just like from mom's kitchen! Am sure it tasted great too,

Aps Kitchen said...

Banana pepper fry luks perfect....:)Nd drumsticks have been my all time fav....so m gona try this for sure :)

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Lovely and yummy platter, looks so tempting.

my kitchen said...

yummy & delicious dishes.Feeling hungry

Unknown said...

wow simple and delicious recipes and that plater looks so inviting yummmmmmmmmm.

lubnakarim06 said...

Fully yummy complete meal....have to master cooking raw banana...i only make chips with it...need to try this recipe...

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