October 10, 2013

Balekayi phodi - kele phodi recipe - how to make roasted raw banana or plantain

Balekayi phodi or kele phodi recipe - Roasted plantain is a konkan cuisine commonly prepared as a side dish to rice and curry. In southern part of Karnataka raw bananas are widely used to make curry, upkari, chips palya ans phodi. There are few varieties of making phodi. This is a spicy version which goes well with hot rice and all varieties of dals. Even you can have it as a starter.

Balekayi phodi or kele phodi in a serving plate
Balekayi phodi or kele phodi recipe.

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients

2 raw bananas / plantain, sliced
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 ½  tbsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp ajwain / carom seeds
1/2 tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp
3/4 tbsp rava / semolina
Oil as required
Salt to taste

Method

Balekayi phodi or kele phodi recipe.
  • Peel and cut the bananas into thin slices. Put these banana slices in the water. Squeeze out from the water  and apply turmeric powder and little salt to it. In a large bowl, combine together all the ingredients except bananas and mix well
  • Now add the banana slices to it and rub the masala until well coated. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. Heat a griddle or pan and pour some oil on it.
  • Place the slices in one layer. Shallow fry till the slices turn slightly hard.  Gently flip and shallow fry it until light brown from both sides.  Serve balekayi phodi or kele phodi along with main course dish.
prepared balekayi phodi or kele phodi

10 comments:

  1. Awesome. I can eat all of them.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. delicious looking plantain fry

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  3. wow very interesting roasted raw banana .. adding sooji is new to me looks super yumm dear :)

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  4. very well cooked fry...yummy..n blog luks cool in white...keep going dear.

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  5. its 1 of my fav. lov those masal coated veggies..

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  6. perfect for sambar rice...

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  7. very well masala coated plaintain roast, love it...

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