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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Balekayi (Raw Banana) Parata

Ingredients:
10 medium sized Raw Banana / Balekayi
1 - 1.5 bunch Fenugreek leaves / Methi leaves / Menthe Soppu or 3 Tbs of Kasuri Methi
1 - 2 Green Chillies
1 large Onion
10 - 12 strands of Coriander leaves
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder (optional)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1/4 tsp Chat Masala
1/4 tsp Tamarind powder / Amchoor powder
3 cups Wheat flour
Salt to taste
2 - 3 Tbs Oil
Butter

Recipe:

Cook the raw bananas in a pressure cooker. (3-4 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, drain the water content as shown in the picture below.

Remove the outer cover of bananas,  grate and mash them properly as shown in the picture below.

Chop fenugreek leaves, green chillies, coriander leaves, onion into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2 Tbs oil in a pan and heat. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds in medium flame. Add chopped green chillies and fry for few seconds.

Add chopped onion, turmeric powder and fry them for about 2-3 mins.


Add chopped fenugreek leaves, tamarind or amchoor  powder and fry them for about 2-3 mins. 

Add chopped coriander leaves, chilly powder, salt and fry them for about 3-4 mins.

Add mashed raw banana, required amount of salt and mix them well. Keep this aside till it comes to room temperature.


Add wheat flour, salt and knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of warm water.Take little amount of dough and make a round ball.

Roll the ball little bit by using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below. Take little amount of prepared masala and place it over the rolled chapathi as shown in the picture below.

Close up bringing the sides together carefully, shape into a ball again as shown in the picture below.

Roll the ball again by using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below.

Heat the tava and cook the Parata by putting butter on both the sides of Parata.


Serve hot along with curd, pickle or Bhindi Raitha or any Raitha. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 13 Paratas.