Raw banana tawa fry Konkani style | Harve kele polo

My mother suffers from muscular dystrophy in her legs since many years and can’t walk. After years of using walker to support her, now she has to use wheel chair for movement. Even then, she does whatever household chores she can, sitting in the wheelchair like washing dishes, cleaning the house and bathrooms. I really admire her mental strength and I am very much proud of her.

She dedicates her time towards devotion to God by singing bhajans, reading slokas, reading The Bhagavad Gita apart from video calling with us. Whatever good things I have learnt in my life is from her. She’s my best friend, my first and true love and my greatest support. โค๏ธ

I am sharing about her today because this raw banana tawa fry is what she used to make for me as a kid. I used to get amazed by the beauty of this flower shaped dosa and used to stand beside her to see how it comes out.

Now whenever I make this dosa, I remember her a lot. Amma, this post of dedicated to you. Though I may not say it often, I love you a lot. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Hope you all try and love this too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {To make 2 flower shaped dosas}

1 medium sized Raw Banana

2 Tbsp Rice flour / rice powder

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder or to taste

1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder/ Hing

Salt to taste

Oil to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and peel the raw bananas. Cut in circles which are not too thick nor too thin, in medium thickness as shown. Immediately put them in water so that they don’t turn black.

Note: I have also finely chopped the rest of the raw bananas to make stir fry or Upkari. Recipe in notes at the end.

2. Now make a thick paste with rice powder, red chilli powder, hing, salt and little water.

Note: Don’t make it thin as it won’t coat the raw bananas. Add only a Tbsp of water at a time.

3. Now heat a dosa pan. Drain all water from raw bananas. Dip the raw bananas one by one in the batter and place on the pan together in a flower shape.

4. Drizzle oil over it. Cover and cook till the surface cooks well. Do this on medium flame. It will take some time but still raw bananas cook quicker than potatoes. Flip and cook till it cooks completely.

5. Serve hot with rice meals or munch on as an evening snack.

Notes:

* Be careful to not cut the raw bananas too thick as it won’t cook well if done so.

* The batter should be thick or else it won’t coat the bananas well.

* Red chilli powder is to taste. I add less to accommodate my kids’ tastebuds.

* For the raw banana Upkari, heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add hing and broken red chillies. Add finely chopped raw bananas with very little water. Add salt and cook till the bananas turn soft. Garnish with freshly grated coconut. Remove from flame.

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