|1.||Raw banana / balekayi / aratikaya / plantain, 1 small, for about 3/4 cup pieces|
|2.||Chopped cucumber 1/4 cup|
|3.||Chopped onion 1 tablespoon|
|4.||Coconut gratings 2 tablespoons|
|5.||Green chilies 1-3 or to taste|
|6.||Coriander leaves, few sprigs|
|7.||Curd or yogurt about 1 cup|
|8.||Chana dal / split Bengal gram, soaked for 2 hours, 1 tablespoon|
|9.||Salt to taste|
|1.||Oil 1 teaspoon|
|2.||Mustard 1/4 teaspoon|
|3.||Curry leaves 1 sprig|
|4.||Dry red chili, broken, 1-2|
|5.||Hing few pinches|
a raw banana.
Coat your palms with a few drops of oil to prevent the gum in the bananas from sticking to the palms.
Peel the banana.
Do not cook the raw banana whole and then remove the skin, because some nutrients in and quantity of the banana will be lost.
Cut into pieces.
about 3/4 cup of water.
Add banana when the water starts to boil.
Cook till the pieces become soft. If necessary, add more water while cooking.
the pieces to another utensil.
Mash the pieces roughly.
Although you can mash the banana after it cools, you may want to mash it when it's hot, because after the banana cools it will be become hard and make it difficult to mash.
keep aside to cool.
a few drops of oil in frying utensil.
Break or slit the chilies.
Heat a few drops of oil in frying utensil.
Fry till chilies have some brown spots on their surface.
Keep aside to cool.
Keep aside to cool.
coconut gratings, chilies and coriander leaves to a mixer jar.
Grind to a slightly coarse paste using curd and cooked-banana water or water.
aside a few tablespoons of curd.
Add paste, salt and curd.
Add more curd if the mixture becomes too thick.
onion, cucumber and chana dal.
banana raita is ready.
|TIPS||Raw Banana Raita|
chopped green chilies in Step 8 for spicier raita.
water, if you wish, in Step 6, instead of curd to grind. Do note,
however, the raita will not be tasty in comparison to that ground with
the raw banana raita as soon as possible. The reason is
it will become sour, because of the curd, after sometime.
Store the left-over raita in the fridge.