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aratikaya masala kura recipe

Aratikaya Masala Kura (Raw Banana) Curry with Grated Coconut

Cherie
Learn how to cook aratikaya masala kura aka Andhra style raw banana curry.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine andhra, Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Raw banana 
  • 1 Onion (medium)
  • 1 Finely chopped Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Coconut grated
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder 
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Coriander finely chopped
  • Few Curry leaves
  • ½ tsp Urad dal  skinned split
  • ½ tsp Chana dal
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Jeera

Instructions
 

  • Cut the raw banana horizontally into the half. Steam boil and let it cool.
  • Peel off the skin and cut into cubes and keep aside. You will be able to it with hands as you do to boiled potatoes.
  • In a thick bottomed pan, take oil. Add chana dal, urad dal and sauté. Once they begin to change colour, add jeera and mustard and let them splutter.
  • Now add curry leaves, chopped onion, turmeric powder and chillies and sauté on a medium flame till the onions become soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw flavour is gone. Then add salt and chopped tomato.
  • Cook till the oil comes out.
  • Add the raw banana cubes and cook on a low flame with occasional tossing. Try to toss instead of stirring. Wait till the banana absorbs the flavour of the gravy. Cook with the lid closed for 5 – 10 mins.
  • Add the grated coconut and turn off the flame and mix well. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve hot.

Notes

* You do not need to add water to this aratikaya kura as the banana is already cooked. But if you still think you need to add water, add very little water and cook on the medium flame while stirring.
** The green chillies and red chilli powder can be adjusted according to your taste.
*** The banana is pressure cooked to avoid stickiness of the vegetable. The banana pieces tend to stick to each other and give a slimy texture if not boiled before. To get the right consistency to the curry, you need to boil them before.
**** Switch off the flame once you add the coconut. The fresh coconut gives a subtle sweet taste to the curry and this will be lost if cooked in the gravy.
Keyword andhra special, banana curry, gravy curry, healthy dish, kid friendly, paleo diet