September 19, 2006

Raw Banana Cutlets

As promised, I am back with the recipe for the Raw Banana cutlets. It makes a good side dish with rice and rasam, bisibelebath and also goes well as a snack with tea or coffee.

2 Raw Banana
1 medium onion
1 green chilli
2 tspoon sambar powder
1 tspoon lime juice
8-9 tbspoon posto (poppy seeds)
sprig of cilantro
pinch of turmeric
2-3 tspoon oil
salt to taste

Chop the bananas into 4-5 pieces and boil it.
In the meantime, finely chop the onions, green chilli and cilantro.
Mash the boiled bananas and mix it with the masalas.
Add the onion, green chilli & cilantro.
Add the lime juice right before making the cutlets.
Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them.
Heat a non stick flat pan with oil.
Dip the cutlets in posto and place them on the pan.
You can also replace posto with rava or breadcrumbs. It gives a nice crispness to the cutlets.
Serve hot.


  1. haripriya1:21 AM

    hi, thnx for sharing the really looks wonderful...yummy!!

  2. this cutlet and the rasam sound very delicious. I may try out one of these someday, thanks for sharing!

  3. I love bananas, mandira...i can eat them any in number:-)) this recipe looks good.thanks for sharing

  4. Yumm, I should try this . Mandira and Aswin, I will make it for your uncle ..


  5. what an interesting recipe! I am guessing, since you had to boil it, that you used plantain bananas, and not the chicquita brand bananas in the supermarket? I would love to try this.

  6. Haven't tasted raw banana cutlets. I always use potato. worth trying a different one. thanks for the recipe

  7. Hi Mandira,
    First time here, You have some very intersting recipes here.
    This dish is very new to me, when you say raw banana is it plantain. They looks delicious and makes great eveing snack. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. hi mandira,
    totally new recipe for me, but sounds so interesting that i have to try it out.

  9. Did you mean plantain or kanch kola?

  10. Looks good, almost like dessert dish if you don't read it before!! Yummy!! Thanks!! I love any savory snacks!!

  11. Love this recipe. Thanks for posting.

  12. yummy recipe, and thanks for your comment. Nice name, and first of all i am going to try this almond burfi and these cutlets.

  13. This cutlet sounds so unique, i will try this one out for sure. Thank you for the recipe.

  14. Haripriya, Gattina, Meena- Thanks. Do give it a try. It tastes yummy.

    Jeeja Kaki - Thanks. Do let me know how it turns out!

    Jmom, Prema, Madhu, Durga - Thanks. I used organic plantain and not the chiquita brand bananas. It is the same consistancy as Kanch Kola (raw banana available in India).

    Shaheen, Asha, Hema - Thank you for your wonderful comments.

    Lakshmi - Welcome to my blog. You have chosen the perfect combination. Cutlets and barfi with tea/coffee. That is my kind of evening tiffin.

    Archana - Thanks. Do try the cutlets.

  15. Oh Oh, this is a keeper. Can't wait to try making it. Thanks Mandira.

  16. Cynthia - do try and let me know how it turns out.

  17. hey very good recipe i tried my daughter liked it very much

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