Aratikaya vepudu or aratikaya fry recipe . Raw banana is called as aratikaya in my native language and a stir fry is called as vepudu. Aratikaya vepudu means a raw banana stir fry. There are many versions of making a raw banana fry, I guess each state has a different one. This recipe is a simple one that does not take much time to prepare.
To make aratikaya vepudu or aratikaya fry recipe, choose firm and green raw banana that is not ripe or about to ripe. Peel them properly. The skin of raw banana contains lot of pesticides if you are buying from market. Chop them and precook the plantain pieces either in an open pan with water or steam in a cooker for 5 to 7 mins on medium high.
Then season and fry onions, add the precooked cubes of plantain, sprinkle the chili powder and garam masala. That’s it, we will end up with this nice delicious tasting aratikaya vepudu.
Aratikaya vepudu or raw banana fry recipe below
Aratikaya vepudu | Aratikaya fry | Raw banana fry recipe
Ingredients (1 cup = 240ml )
- 2 raw plantains cut to bite sized pieces
- ¾ cup onion chopped finely
- 1 tomato large , optional chopped finely
- 1 green chili
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste or grated ginger
- ¾ tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder or coriander powder
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 1/4 tsp mustard
- 1/4 tsp cumin / jeera
- oil as needed
How to make the recipe
- Cook plantain pieces either in enough water or steam them for 5 to 7 mins. Make sure the pieces do not turn mushy. If you boil them in an open pan you can keep an eye. Meanwhile you can proceed with the next step. Even if your pieces are parboiled or undercooked, its fine it gets cooked up later.
- Heat a pan with oil, add mustard, cumin, curry leaves and green chili. Sauté till they begin to crackle.
- Add ginger garlic paste and sauté quickly to get an aroma.
- Add onions and sprinkle salt and fry till they turn golden. If you are using tomato, add and fry till the tomatoes turn mushy completely.
- Add green peas if using, fry for 2 mins.
- Add the boiled plantain pieces , add salt, turmeric, chili powder and garam masala.
- fry on medium high for 3 to 4 mins or till fully cooked. Toss in between.
- Serve aratikaya vepudu with rice.
NUTRITION (estimation only)
If you are a beginner or new to Indian cooking, I highly suggest you to check the supporting step by step photos for best results. Step by step photos with description available below after the recipe card.