Green Banana Bhaji/Sabji 1, Mrs. Rastogi's
Kachche Kele ki Sookhi Sabji 1
This is an easy and tasty dish, not too rich on spices. The bananas should be completely green and firm, otherwise the curry will become sweetish. Serves 4.
500 gm. Green bananas
1-2 tbsp. mustard oil
1 level tsp. methi/fenugreek seeds
1 broken red chilli
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1-1 1/2 tsp. salt, adjusted to taste
1 tsp. coriander powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. chilli powder
Wash, top and tail bananas.
Score the skin along each banana's entire length, in vertical lines, using a sharp knife. The groves thus created should be about 2 mm. apart, almost like zesting a lemon.
Slice thickly into about 1-1 1/2 cm. thick slices. Each slice includes a circle of the skin around it.
Heat oil. Add fenugreek seeds and broken up chilli.
Add banana, turmeric, coriander powder, salt and chilli powder. Stir fry for a few seconds, to mix the spices with bananas, lower heat, cover and cook until tender. Stir from time to time.