October 10, 2013

Balekayi phodi - kele phodi recipe - Roasted spicy raw banana

Balekayi phodi or kele phodi in a serving plate
Balekayi phodi or kele phodi recipe - Roasted spicy raw banana 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 Recipe - Roasted Spicy Raw Banana
Balekayi phodi or kele phodi in a serving plate
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 20 mins
Recipe type : Starter
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas


  • 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
  1. 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. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine together all the ingredients except bananas and mix well
  3. Now add the banana slices to it and rub the masala until well coated. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. 
  4. Heat a griddle or pan and pour some oil on it.
  5. Place the slices in one layer. Shallow fry till the slices turn slightly hard. 
  6. Gently flip and shallow fry it until light brown from both sides.  
  7. Serve balekayi phodi or kele phodi along with main course dish.
prepared balekayi phodi or kele phodi


Thank you for visitng Akshaypatre. If you like my posts you can follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter. You can like Akshaypatre -Vidyas Recipes page on Facebook. You can also subscribe via email to get latest recipes free. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.