Collection of banana recipes.
Banana and its benefits
Banana can not only be consumed as a fruit, it can be used in cooking too. Be it raw bananas or an overripe one, this versatile fruit can be used in so many forms. A wide variety of benefits are associated with this versatile curvy yellow fruit. This potassium-rich fruit can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Here, I am showcasing recipes using both raw bananas and overripe bananas.
Bananas are the most popular fruit all over the world. This delicious fruit has several health benefits associated with it. They help improve digestive health. They are rich in vitamins, fiber, and manganese. Banana is also considered to boost your energy levels. Raw banana or plantain helps with blood sugar control and is also a rich source of iron.
My banana recipes collection
Have a raw banana? Make koftas. Are they overripe? Make bread. Here is how I use bananas to make breakfast, curry, snacks, and dessert! Have I missed any courses?
Banana Pancakes: Eggless banana pancakes are pancakes prepared with overripe bananas as the main ingredient. These eggless pancakes are perfect for breakfast.
Balekai Palya: Balekai palya or plantain stir-fry is a simple dish that tastes great with roti, rice-dal, or curd rice. This dish is made with just a handful of ingredients and is ready in less than 20 minutes.
Banana Chips: Plantain chips, also famously known as Kerala banana chips, are made with raw banana or plantains and coconut oil. These chips originate from Kerala. Traditionally, they are made with 'nendran' bananas and are deep-fried in coconut oil. Here, I am air-frying them.
Full-fermented Sourdough Banana Bread: Full fermented sourdough banana bread is moist, delicious, and rich banana bread made with a sourdough starter. A slice of banana bread slathered with butter is a breakfast you can never get enough of.
Banana Coconut Bread: This easy cake-like bread is very easy to put together and tastes very different from regular banana bread. It is moist like a cake, yet sturdy like bread, and can even be toasted.
Banana Bread: With a beautifully moist texture, the flavour from the bananas, and perfectly soft crumbs, this recipe is the best ever!
Mangalore Buns: Mangalore buns is a popular breakfast and snack from the Udipi-Mangalore region of Karnataka. These delightfully sweet and soft Mangalore buns (banana buns) are made with overripe bananas and plain flour.
Instant Sweet Paddu: Instant sweet paddu/paniyaram is easy to make dish ready in no time and tastes absolutely delicious. Making them fills the house with a festive aroma. They are served as offering to the deity during festivals. Banana, jaggery, coconut – what's not to love about this dish!
Balekayi Bajji: Raw bananas coated with a batter made of besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) and deep-fried is a great rainy day tea time snack (or any day tea time snack actually).
Plantain kofta: Kofta is deep-fried meat/veggie balls in a silky smooth gravy. Typically, veg koftas are made with potatoes and paneer and soaked in a rich gravy. But the Bengali style kofta curry is made with plantains and is usually soaked in a light runny gravy.
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