Monday, June 28, 2010

Kelyache kaap (Raw banana fritters)

I'm back after a long gap with a simple side dish - raw banana shallow fried fritters (or kelyache kaap in Marathi). They can be eaten as a snack or with dal-rice (varan-bhaat). Here's how I make them:

1 big raw banana - skinned and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
2 heaped tbsp rie flour
Salt, red chilli pwd, asafotida, cumin pwd - to taste, turmeric pwd - pinch
Oil to shallow fry

Rub the banana slices with salt and red chilli pwd. Set aside for 15 mins. In the meanwhile mix salt, asafotida, turmeric and cumin pwd per taste with the rice flour. Dip the banana slices in this mixture and shallow fry several at a time on a non-stick pan with a few drops of oil until golden on each side (about 1-2 mins on medium to medium high heat).

Thats it - tasty banana fritters are ready.
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