Aratikaya Thokku Pacchadi - Raw Banana Peel Chutney

2 Raw Banana

Red chillies - 15 (as per your spice levels)

urad dal - 2 tbsps

cumin seeds - 1/4 tbsp

coriander seeds - 1/4 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp

Red chilli flakes - 1/4 tbsp for tampering

fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tbsp

Garlic pods - 3

Salt to taste

tamarind - 2 tbsp

2 tbsp plain yogurt/curd
curry leaves- 5

  • Wash raw banana and cut into two halves
  • Add 2 cups of water to a bowl, add little salt and add raw banana pieces and micro-wave for 12 min
  • Peel the skin and keep aside. You will use this for chutney. You can make fry with the inner part
  • In a pan add oil and when it is hot, add red chillies, urad dal, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and fry for 2min.Remove all the ingredients from oil and let them cool
  • Soak tamarind in little water and keep aside 
  • In the mixie jar, grind 2 garlic pods and salt coarsely. Add banana peel, all the fried ingredients, tamarind, curd and grind to a smooth paste.
  • In a pan, pour oil and when it is hot, add mustard seeds, red chilli flakes and  curry leaves and fry them for 1min. Add this to the chutney.
Its so amazing that the peel can taste so yummy. This chutney goes very well with hot rice, Dosa and Idly.

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