Has this ever happened to you? You are so absorbed in your entertainment (TV, Internet, Music, Games, or all the above) that you forget the passage of time. All of a sudden you look at the time and you are like OMG will you look at the time. Husband coming soon and you haven’t started cooking as yet… the horrors … you rush to the kitchen wash the rice in record time keep it for cooking, and that was the easy part. What about the curry and the side dish what will you do? Do what I do. I make More Kachiyathu (no recipe here as yet? oh no it’s coming soon) and make this jhatpat banana stir fry. The entire cooking time takes less than 15 minutes am telling you. What don’t believe me??? Huh, how rude:(. I am telling you it’s fast, simple, and above all tasty. Trust me girls. So over to the recipe.
Raw Banana – 2-3
Mustard Seed – ½ tsp
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Dry Red Chilly – 4 – 5 (torn to pieces)
Onion – ½ (chopped)
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp (or as per your spice tolerance)
Sambar Powder/ Meat Masala – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – a pinch
Salt – as needed
Coconut Oil – as needed
To begin with peel, and cut the raw bananas into small pieces. Take care as raw banana stains badly. To prevent black looking hands apply some oil on your hands before you start cutting the vegetable. Heat a non stick kadai and heat it. Pour the required amount of coconut oil (or any other oil), and when hot splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Throw in the curry leaves and red chillies and onions and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add all the masalas, salt and finally the raw bananas. Saute well and cook covered till done on low flame. The point of reference is the picture. When the bananas turn golden brown throw in the asafetida. Voila simple and tasty cooking done in less than 15 minutes.