Kanch Kolar Torkari (Raw Banana Curry)


  • 2 raw bananas
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt and sugar to taste

Method –

  • Chop the raw bananas and sprinkle turmeric powder
  • Chop the potatoes
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan
  • Sauté the raw bananas and potatoes till light brown
  • Remove and set aside
  • Heat the remaining oil in the same pan
  • Temper with bay leaf, dry red chilli and cumin seeds
  • Add the chopped tomato and ginger paste
  • Sauté till tomato becomes soft, sprinkle a little water so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom
  • Make a paste of turmeric, cumin, coriander and red chilli powder with 2-3 tbsp water
  • Pour this paste into the pan
  • Saute till the oil leaves the sides
  • Add the potatoes and raw bananas and mix well
  • Add 1 tsp sugar and salt to taste
  • Pour 2 cups warm water and let it come to a boil
  • Add the green chillies
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for 5 minutes
  • Add the garam masala powder
  • Again, cook covered for 2 minutes and serve

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