Often taken as the unripe or immature fruit, raw banana has its unique attributes. They are easily found in the local market and are produced globally.
They are thick to peel and have less sugar. However, when cooked, raw bananas turn out to be creamy and similar in taste to potatoes.
In India, it is also called as Kachha Kela and is integral to several cuisines in Indian subcontinent.
You can easily order raw bananas online. Most grocery stores offer it in a pack of 2.
Nutrition in raw banana makes it one of the most popular vegetables in Indian subcontinent. Raw bananas are rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Owing to this nutrient profile they produce a feeling of fullness in the body.
It contains potassium, Vitamin A, C, and B6, which keeps your body healthy.
Following are the health benefits of raw banana:
Raw bananas can be used in multiple forms while cooking. One can use it by frying, boiling, baking, or just let it sun-dry. You can also use it in various ways:
1. Kele ki SabziIngredients: 2 peeled and diced raw bananas, 1 tsp carom seeds, 1/4 cup oil, 2 whole red chilies, 2 tsp rock salt, 1 tbsp lemon juice
2. Vazakai Poriyal
Ingredients: 1/2 cup grated coconut, 3 raw bananas, 50 gram shallots, 4 green chilies, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 3 whole dry chili, 2 tsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, Salt to taste, 1 sprig curry leaves
Cooking Steps: Add chopped plantains, turmeric powder, salt, and water in a pan and cook until pieces are tender. Next, drain them and set aside. Heat oil in a separate container and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and red chili. Add coconut mixture and fry for 4-5 seconds and add cooked plantains, mix well.