This raw banana chips curry is the perfect side dish to make and serve with any of your Indian mains.
The curry comes together super quick and has delicious and versatile flavors. In fact, this is a great recipe to put some extra raw bananas to use.
Sounds interesting? Here is all you need to know about making this recipe.
Ingredients For the Recipe
To make this raw banana chips curry, you will need two sets of ingredients.
For the chips
- Raw banana (thinly sliced): 1 whole banana
- Turmeric powder: A pinch
- Water: 2 cups
- Oil: For frying
- Salt: ½ tbsp
- Red chili powder: 1 tbsp
- Chaat masala: ½ tbsp
For the curry
- Oil: 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
- Onions (finely chopped): ¼ cup
- Green chilies (finely chopped): 1 tbsp
- Ginger garlic paste: ½ tbsp
- Tomato paste: ¼ cup
- Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
- Red chili powder: 1 tsp
- Coriander powder: 1 tsp
- Cumin powder: ½ tsp
- Garam masala powder: ½ tsp
- Salt: ½ tsp
- Prepared chips
- Water: ¼ cup
- Coriander leaves (chopped): For garnish
How to Make the Raw Banana Chips Curry
Once you have all the ingredients ready, here’s what you will need to do to make the raw banana chips curry.
In a mixing bowl, take water and add the turmeric powder. Mix.
Transfer the banana slices to the turmeric water.
Next, heat oil for frying.
Once the oil is hot enough, start adding the sliced bananas to the hot oil. Make sure to drain the slices of any water. It takes about 7-10 minutes for the banana slices to fry and become crisp.
Once all the slices are fried, use a kitchen napkin to absorb extra oil.
Transfer the fried banana slices to a mixing bowl. Add the salt, red chili powder, and chaat masala. Mix well.
Next, heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. Saute.
Add the onions and green chilies saute. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute.
Next, add the tomato paste and mix well. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add the powdered spices and salt next and mix. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add the banana chips. Mix well.
Add water and let it simmer for 30 seconds.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or bread of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Raw banana chips are the hero ingredient in this curry. If you really want to add some more veggies, you can totally do that too.
Green peas, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and green beans are all great options.
If you have any leftover curry, you can store it for up to two days in the refrigerator. Remember to use an airtight container to keep the curry fresh and flavourful.
I would highly recommend reheating the curry in the microwave or over the stove top on low heat.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Raw Banana Chips Curry
Think you are ready to give the recipe a shot? Here’s what you will need to keep in mind before you jump right in.
- The recipe calls for the bananas to be soaked in turmeric water. This helps keep the bananas from browning. I would recommend not skipping this step at all, as it can really affect how your curry ends up looking. .
- I have used a mixture of onion and tomato paste to make the curry base.
- The curry base can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for weeks, until you are ready to add all the other ingredients.
- You want the curry to be slightly thick, you can reduce the amount of water you are adding in and let the curry simmer for a few minutes until it starts to thicken.
- To make the curry runny, you can add a little water or some whisked, unsweetened yogurt.
- To add a bit of tanginess to the curry, you can add some dried mango powder.
- If you already have a batch of raw banana chips ready, you can totally use them for the curry and cut down the cooking time.
- Don’t forget to top the curry with a generous sprinkle of chopped coriander leaves before you serve.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
This easy and flavorful curry can be paired with rice or chapati or even some crispy parathas.
The curry is super versatile and you can easily make it a complete meal.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also serve it with a crunchy salad.
Feeling inspired and ready to try some more interesting Indian curries? Here are a few handpicked ones you might want to take a look at.
Raw Banana Chips Curry
Ingredients For the chips
- 1 medium Raw banana , (thinly sliced)
- 1 pinch Turmeric powder
- 2 cups Water
- 1 cup Oil, (For frying)
- ½ tablespoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Red chili powder
- ½ tablespoon Chaat masala
Ingredients For the curry
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- ¼ cup Onions , (finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Green chilies , (finely chopped)
- ½ tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
- ¼ cup Tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 bowl Prepared chips
- ¼ cup Water
- 1 sprig Coriander leaves, (chopped for garnish)
- In a mixing bowl, take water and add the turmeric powder. Mix.
- Transfer the banana slices to the turmeric water.
- Next, heat oil for frying.
- Once the oil is hot enough, start adding the sliced bananas to the hot oil. Make sure to drain the slices of any water. It takes about 7-10 minutes for the banana slices to fry and become crisp.
- Once all the slices are fried, use a kitchen napkin to absorb extra oil.
- Transfer the fried banana slices to a mixing bowl. Add the salt, red chili powder, and chaat masala. Mix well.
- Next, heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. Saute.
- Add the onions and green chilies saute. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the ginger garlic paste and saute.
- Next, add the tomato paste and mix well. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the powdered spices and salt next and mix. Cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the banana chips. Mix well.
- Add water and let it simmer for 30 seconds.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or bread of your choice.