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Friday, September 28, 2007

This recipe, I used to have in my childhood days, as my grandma and mom will make on the day whenever they cook raw banana!

This will be my entry for the JFI event of this month, started by Indira of Mahanandi and hosted by Mandira of Agaar !!http://ahaar.blogspot.com/2007/09/jfibanana.html.


  • Skin of raw banana (from 2 bananas)
  • Gram flour --- 2 - 3 tblsp
  • Rice flour ---- 1/2 tblsp
  • Red chilli powder --- 1 tsp
  • Jeera ---- 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds --- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt ---- as needed
  • Water -- as needed
  • Oil for frying


  • Slice the skin of the plantain as shown in the picture.
  • Keep immersed in water and wash properly.
  • Again wash it in the water that has been drained by washing the rice you are cooking.( if no also,no problem. wash again in ordinary water)
  • That second time washing will remove the stickiness of the skin.

  • Cut into small pieces.
  • Add the flours and other ingredients except oil and mix well to coat the skins.(I used bajji mix available at stores)

  • Heat enough oil to deep fry this, and fry just like we fry for the other kind of pakoras.
  • That is add the mixture in a sprinkled way to oil and fry till golden brown.
  • This will be soft inside and crispy outside.
  • Serve hot as an accompaniment in lunch !!



  1. WOW.....excellent entry and nice step by step photo. Pakoras looks crispy. I am visiting through Sangeeta blog. Nice Photography of side bar flower.:))

  2. Thankyou somuch Kajal,keep visisiting for more flowers ..;)
    You are the dream for both of us me and sangeetha..;)

  3. This is such a terrific way to use plantain skins! I'll definitely try this out soon.

  4. Welcome to blogosphere rajeshwari! Even my daughter says plantain skin is edible!:)) Nice that you participated in the event!:)) Join the food blog desam so that all bloggers will know you!:))

  5. Dear raji, I just read your comment for Maavilakku! Can you please tell me which temple in Nagapattinam is your kuladaivam? We hardly know anyone there as my fore fathers left the place 130 years back! I will soon be posting a write up on our tour to through more light on how we happened to visit again! :))

  6. Thankyou Aswin and latha mam for visiting my blog and leave your precious comments:))

  7. thank you for this unique entry for JFI, love it! -- Mandira

  8. This is really unique. I've always discarded the skins. This is a nice way to use it. Will try it next time.


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