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July 10, 2017

Raw Banana Curry – Andhra Style Plantain Curry – Aratikaya Kura

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I tried Andhra style raw banana curry/ Plantain curry (Aratikaya kura in Telugu) as side dish for rice for the first time. Being a South Indian, Poriyal / Dry curry is a must in our daily lunch menu. As I got bored of my Tamil nadu style vazhakkai poriyal, I wanted to try something different with raw banana. I found this curry recipe very simple and easy.This aratikaya koora has no masala or coconut, still it tasted great with rice. We loved it very much. Its taste reminded our vazhakkai podimas to me.

Andhra plantain curry

I tried this recipe referring Swasthi's recipes Cooking from heart blogs.In South India, people make raw banana curry in different ways. Kerala style raw banana thoran and Tamil nadu’s Vazhakkai poriyal tastes great in its own ways.I am happy that I learnt this Andhra style raw banana curry.Soon I must try Kerala style thoran too. This recipe would be suitable for bachelors and working women as it has no grinding job. Friends, do try this plantain curry. I am sure you will love its taste and easy to cook steps. Lets see how to make Andhra style raw banana curry recipe with step by step photos.

Do check out my Tamil nadu style vazhakkai poriyal with fresh masala

Chettinad Vazhakkai curry

Aratikaya kura - Andhra plantain curry

Andhra Raw Banana Curry / Plantain Curry / Aratikaya Kura

Andhra raw banana curry / Aratikaya kura

How to make Andhra style Raw Banana curry / Aratikaya kura

South Indian

Ingredients  (1 cup = 250ml)

  • Raw banana – 1 no
  • Big onion - 1 no (Finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 no (slit)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • To Temper

  • Cooking oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

How to make Raw Banana Curry

  1. Cook raw banana with skin in 3 cups of water till soft.
  2. Prick a toothpick and check if its done.Peel the skin, chop into cubes.
  3. In a kadai, heat oil. Temper all the ingredients.
  4. Saute onion, green chilli, ginger till transparent.
  5. Add turmeric powder, salt and raw banana pieces. Mash few banana pieces and cook for 2 minutes. Serve with rice.

Andhra raw banana curry / Plantain curry (Aratikaya kura) - Step by step pictures

  • Wash and cut the banana into two or three. Cook with skin in 3 cups of water. Cover cook for 8 to 10 minutes till banana becomes soft. Prick with a knife or toothpick and check if its done. Make sure you do not over cook the banana.You can also pressure cook it in high flame for 2 whistles.
    Andhra raw banana curry recipe - aratikaya kura
  • Remove & keep the cooked banana in cold/plain water for 2 minutes. It helps to keep it firm yet soft. Peel the skin and chop into cubes.
    Andhra raw banana curry recipe - aratikaya kura
  • Finely chop the onions,ginger. Slit the green chillies and curry leaves. Heat oil in a kadai and temper mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and cumin seeds.
    Andhra style raw banana curry - aratikaya kura
  • Saute onion,curry leaves, green chilli and ginger pieces till onion becomes transparent.Add turmeric powder, salt and raw banana cubes.Mix well.
    Andhra raw banana curry recipe - aratikaya kura
  • Mash few banana pieces and cook for 2 minutes in low flame. Switch off the flame, sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves if desired.I did not add it.Remove and serve with rice.


Adjust the quantity of chillies as per your spice level.
Do not over cook the banana. Check with a toothpick whenever needed.

Enjoy this easy, yummy Andhra style vazhakkai curry at home ! You will love it for sure.I served it with thick Karuveppilai kuzhambu :)
Andhra style raw banana curry

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