Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One simple fish curry with Raw Banana

This is one more simple Fish Recipe with Raw Banana which my mom prepares occasionally. Other than Raw Banana, she also uses Potato/Cauliflower/Carrots/Beans  for preparing this dish. Check out for more recipe ideas with Raw Banana (only veg) at the end of this post !

fish curry with raw banana

Raw Banana, which is considered to be a good source of Potassium and Vitamins like A and C, helps to reduce the risk of Blood Pressure. Another major health benefit of Raw banana is their capability of fighting intestinal disorders. It not only helps to reduce diarrhea, but also gives relief  to ulcer patients suffering from over acidity.

Here is a picture of banana plantation in my backyard in West Bengal..isn't that awesome! 
banana plantation

preparing fish curry
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 12 to 15 minutes
Serves : 5

Ingredients :
  • 1 lb.of Silver carp (can use any white fleshed fish)
  • 3 medium sized Raw Banana, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp of ginger paste
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil, as required
  • Water, as required

bengali fish curry

Preparation :
  • Wash the Fish thoroughly and cut into 2" pieces. Keep the Fish pieces marinated with a pinch of turmeric and salt for 5 to 7 minutes. In the meantime ,make a fine paste of onion, keep aside .
  • Next in a heavy bottomed pan, heat  2 tbsp of oil and gently fry the fish pieces until they are light golden in color. Remove the fish pieces, keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add the bay leaf, dry chilies and the garlic paste, fry for a few seconds. Then add the onion paste , turmeric powder and tomato ketchup, fry for another minute or so or until the raw smell of spices vanish.
  • Next add a cup of water to the spice mix along with the Raw Banana slices ,let cook covered for 2 minutes or until all the flavors blend in.
  • Next add salt and water according to your desired consistency, and lastly the fish pieces and let cook covered until the fish is fully cooked.
  • Serve hot with Rice.

Some veg recipes with Raw Banana  :
  • This is one simple recipe of Raw Banana which my mom usually prepares, Boil it , then mash it with a pinch of salt and stir fried onions.  
  • If you are making any mixed veggie dish with Potato , try adding Raw Bananas instead as it has a flavor similar to potatoes. Serve it with Phulkas/Chapatis.
  • Raw Banana can be boiled ,mashed and flavored with different spices to be used as a filling for tikkis and cutlets.
  • Another recipe of Raw banana which my mom-in-law prepares, Stir Fry the Sliced Raw Banana with a tsp of mustard seeds and curry leaves, add turmeric and chilly powder and lastly season with grated coconut. 

Sending the recipe for the event Banana Recipes in Sameena's space

Banana recipes Event

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  1. interesting combination you have got here

  2. First time here.Rare combo,looks so delicious n yummy.

  3. My hus is an ardent fish lover , he wud start drooling seeing your various posts. I loved some of the appetizer n curry recipes. your blog is very good. I'm so glad u stopped by my space.
    See you again.


  4. hi ,many thanks for visiting my blog.
    i simply love the flavorful taste of bananas and will eat most recipes using bananas.
    must try yours too. have a nice day

  5. I love this combination and we used to prepare this as a dry curry..:) Loved it..

  6. Oh! Thank You so much deary for the sweet appreciation of my space & welcome to OUR BLOGLAND!!!!

    I must admit that's an awesome collection of fish preps...... I'm from Mangalore & fish is our staple diet... Will catch up with you soon.... :D

    Ash... :)

  7. Wow! It looks very delicious and appetizing! So tempting! Fish with raw bananas is something new to me...Will try it one day...

  8. Thank you for stopping by my space. My husband is a hard core non vegetarian, and he loves his fish. So your collection is going to prove helpful.

  9. This is an awesome combo..love it

  10. Never tried this combo but yours looks fabulous. The banana tree looks awesome!

  11. Never combined raw bananas with fish,inviting curry..

  12. NIce blog Sonali.. Love all the fish variety here. My DH would flip over this site & might ask me to try each and everyone of them. :o). Thanks for stopping by, glad to follow you too..

  13. wow have heard of it but never tried can do now

  14. Never tried to combine fish and banana together, nice curry ...looks yumm!

  15. Omg, super delicious irresistible yummy curry...

  16. wow.. awesome combination... delicious..

  17. Delicious tangy and tasty combination.

  18. I love seafood and your blog title brought me here and am glad to have found your space.

  19. I have never tried raw bananas in curries before, they must be really delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Hi Sonali.....what a lovely blog with one of my fav foods...fish....must try them one by one.....keep up the good work!!

  21. ...I have severe banana tree envy!

  22. Hi Sonali,
    You have a Versatile Blogger award waiting for you at my space. Do come visit and collect it . :-)
    WIth just one visit from you , I'm a huge fan of your blog !!


  23. Looks just mouthwatering and delicious...feels like having it now!

  24. Love all the raw banana ideas! I would of never guessed. Thanks!!

  25. First time here,the name of ur blog attracted me so much.I m from North Kerala ,grew up eating lot of fish w :)willlcome back again and will definitly try atleast few of ur recipes..

  26. The banana and fish combo sounds yum.

  27. Love anything fish !! this is such a fav combo..yumm!

  28. Raw banana and fish seems a superb combo dear. Should be a traditional dish I am sure....wanna try some time. I am craving:)

  29. thanks for visiting my space n your lovely comments :-)

  30. This recipe sounds great, I never thought about combining fish and bananas, but it should be delish! You are so lucky to live so close to a banana plantation :-)

  31. Hey,

    Thanx for sending this yummy dish to my event my dear...:)



  32. You reminded me of home Shalini.......lovely!


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