Thursday, 24 May 2012

Vegetarian Fish Fry.

Just received these raw bananas fresh from my father- in- laws farm. Yes....  they were just cut  from the tree and put in our car. Very rare to get those fresh. These are subji bananas not to be mistaken with the regular ones.

So here is something for people who love fish and can't do without it on days like Tuesday or Thursday.

It has similar flavor and texture without the fishy smell, but of course you can't replace the original......


Raw Bananas           2 to 3 nos
Ginger                      1 inch piece
Garlic                       4 to 5
Green Chillies           1
Coriander                 few sprigs
Red chilli powder      1/2 tsp
Turmeric                   1/4 tsp
NamakShamak         1/2 tsp
Rice Flour                 2 tbspn
Besan                        1 tbspn
Oil                            for frying


Make a paste of ginger, garlic, chillies, coriander.

Slicing the raw bananas can be quite tricky. They have a tendency to be very sticky. So your best option would be to oil your palms and the knife liberally.

Peel the bananas and cut them length vise. The slices shouldn't be very thin.

Mix the paste, red chilli powder, turmeric and salt in a bowl. Apply it to the banana slices. 

Now heat oil in a pan. Coat the slices first with the besan and then with the rice flour and arrange them on the pan for frying, they should not overlap as some part could remain uncooked. Fry on both sides on a low flame till crisp

You can also deep fry them.


  1. Wow Sonali!! surely gonna try this!! malini

    1. Thanx Malini. Ya it tastes yummy specially if u like fish.

  2. looks mouth watering. During my childhood days we had many banana trees at our place and used to enjoy these fries. However, calling it vegetarian fish fry I guess is being creative. :)

  3. Thanks Sabyasachi...The seasonings make the raw bananas taste just like fried fish,and its veg...we relish it especially during this month of Shravaan when we go vegeterian for a we dont miss fish fry!

  4. came seeing this title :) lol... again, this is a dish we Keralites love :)

  5. yea , its the name that catches attention!!Plaintain recipes are quite close to us coastal Indians! It reminds me of those fresh ones from our garden downstairs! Guess you might have revived some of older memories too!


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