Raw Banana Pepper Fry

I love using plantains. They are super easy to cook and taste amazing! All you need to do is peel the skin, chop it up and cook it with some spices 🙂 in less than 15 min you will have an amazing side dish ready. How cool is that!

 Plantains are starchy vegetables – so I don’t buy them all the time. I probably get it once every two or three week! I have tried so many recipes even with the plantain peel; one of it is up on the blog – Raw Banana Peel Chutney! Do give that a try if you have plantains at home 🙂

I generally have one or two sides of vegetables every meal. This could be a salad or side dish or a veggie soup or anything else that I can put together quickly! I think cooking up veggies with a few simple spices is a great way to get your family to try new vegetables 🙂
In this recipe, I love the mild spiciness from the black pepper and chilli. Here I have chopped the plantain into thin discs. While cooking I ensured that each plantain piece got a little crisp! For doing that ensured that I wasn’t using a lot of water. I also kept stirring the veggies every few minutes so that all the pieces are in contact with the bottom surface of the pan and can get a little crisp. So what I ended up with is plantain pieces slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! That is so amazing!! 🙂

Raw Banana Pepper Fry

  • Servings: 6-7
  • Difficulty: easy
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  1. 2 plantains (raw banana)
  2. 2 tsp oil
  3. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  6. 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  8. Pinch of turmeric
  9. Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  10. Salt to taste


  1. Peel the raw banana and chop into 1/8th inch discs. (You can use the peel to make chutney. Please see )
  2. Mix the black pepper powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and turmeric with 2 tbsp water in a bowl.
  3. Take a pan with a large bottom and heat 2 tsp oil in it. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and sauté till the mustard seeds crackle. Add the hing as well.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the chopped raw banana discs and spice-water mixture. Add this to the pan, add some salt and mix well. and let the plantain cook on medium heat.
  5. Stir in between so that all the pieces become a little crisp. (Don’t add too much water). Serve this hot with chapathi or rice.



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