Plantain Roast / Raw Banana Curry


I like plantain curry only with the flavor of coconut or coconut oil it. So far my two recipes with plantain are with coconut base only. Yeriseri or Eriserry is a Kerala delight with just coconut and pepper corns. The next one that I tried was the baked plantain chips with the drizzle of coconut oil. Now this recipe also uses coconut oil even though it’s not mandatory. I learnt this recipe from my BFF’s mom. She used to make this as a side for garlic Kuzhambu. Whenever I got to their house aunty would make this for me for sure. She made this dry curry just with regular cooking oil but I just used coconut oil for more flavor.

This curry goes well with any variety rice and also with any kind of sambhar or Kuzhambu. I reduced the spice level so that Vaandu can also have it.


  • Plantain / Raw banana – 2
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tsps.
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Ginger – Garlic paste – 1 tsp (adjust according to your taste)
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – ½ tsp (adjust according to your taste)
  • Water – 3 tbsps.
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp


  • Peel the skin of the raw banana and chop into small cubes.
  • Heat the pan or kadai and add coconut oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.
  • As they start to splutter, add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Now add the chopped plantain.
  • To this add salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder, and red chilly powder and mix well.
  • Sprinkle about 2 tbsps. of water and cover and cook for 3 to 4minutes.
  • Now remove the lids and reduce the heat and let it cook for 5 more minutes and make you mix the curry for every one/one and half minute.
  • Once you get a nice crust turn off the heat.

That’s it. The Plantain roast is ready.


  • Don’t cover and cook for more than 5 minutes.
  • Also two to three table spoons of water is sufficient.
  • Don’t let it roast under high flame.
  • If required add 1 more tsp of oil.

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