I received a bag full of home-grown green/raw bananas from my mother’s backyard last week. I have never actually cooked anything with raw banana. My recipe search led me to this wonderful Raw banana and peas cutletrecipe from Sanjeev Kapoor.
These sinful cutlets made with cooked Raw banana, Green peas and a handful of spices make a very good party starter or a tea tine snack. It does not require any binding and are very easy to shape and fry. I tried a shallow fried version but the original deep fried version tastes better. The cutlets were crisp and crunchy and the raw banana-peas was a super hit ‘made-for each other’ combo. It is a keeper recipe and I am going to make it whenever I can lay my hands on raw bananas, even if it means some sinful-deep fried indulgence!
I made a few changes to the original recipe in the proportions of the ingredients to suit our taste.
I serve the Raw banana and peas cutlet along with a Mix fruit chutney(recipe follows) here for the 4- Velveteers challenge for August.
The 4 Velveteers (started by Pamela, Aparna, Asha, and Alessio) is ‘A food bloggers monthly event spanning the 7 seas. Different cultures,different palates, different backgrounds are the best spices to excite our palates’
I joined the group this month and the lovely Asha of Forkspoonknife challenged us to create a savory dish where fruit(s) play the lead role!
Here’s the recipe for the Raw banana and peas cutlet:
7-8 green/raw bananas peeled, cubed and pressure cooked till soft
~3/4th cup green peas boiled and mashed