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Aratikaya Annam (Raw Banana Rice)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: andhra
Servings: 4 serving


  • 2 Bananas Plantains water Raw Green / - medium, peeled, diced and soaked in to avoid discoloration
  • 1 cup Rice
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 3 tbsp Peanuts
  • 3 - 4 chilies Dry red
  • 2 Chilies Green - slit
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 10 - 12 Curry leaves
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro - chopped
  • to taste Salt


  • Cook rice and set aside to cool in a wide bowl.
  • Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a saute pan and add the raw banana pieces and saute until lightly golden. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat 1tbsp oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, peanuts, dry red chilies and cook until the seeds start to splutter and the seeds have turned lightly golden.
  • Next add curry leaves and green chilies. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add turmeric, salt, tempering, fried raw banana pieces and lemon juice to the rice. Mix gently and garnish with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!!


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