This is a quick fix snack. Healthier than potatoes.

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Aratikaya Vepudu, Raw Banana Stir Fry, Vazhakkai Varuval Aratikaya Vepudu, Raw Banana Stir Fry, Vazhakkai Varuval

Aratikaya Vepudu (Kela Fry or Raw Banana Fry) is one of my favourite curries. When properly done, the pieces are crisp on the outside while being soft inside. It is very simple to make and can be eaten with plain rice or then as a side dish to sambar rice or then any pappu-annam.

Ingredients

  1. Aratikaya/Kacha Kela/Raw Bananas – 4
  2. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  3. Oil – 1.5 tbsp
  4. Salt to Taste

Method

  1. Peel and cube the raw bananas into 1/2″ cubes.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed kadai/wok, heat the oil.
  3. Add the cut banana pieces.
  4. Over medium heat, fry till the bananas pieces turn golden brown.
  5. Turn off the heat.
  6. Add the salt and chilli powder.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Serve immediately with rice.

Tips

  • Use the short, triangular bananas (vazhakka/vazhakkai). These are different from the long green bananas.
  • The bananas must be raw and…

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