Raw Banana Chivada

Bachelors Recipes | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 1 Mins
  • Cook Time 20 Mins
  • Servings 8


  • 3 Firm Raw Bananas
  • Oil (for frying)
  • 3/4 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric(Haldi)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 4 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 3-4 Dry Chillies
  • Cashew (1 small fistful)
  • Badam (Some)
  • 3 tbsp Kismis
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Pepper Powder (a little)
  • 1/2 tbsp Chat Masala


  1. Remove the stem of the bananas and peel. Keep aside.
  2. Mix salt and Turmeric in the water and keep aside.
  3. Fry, Cashew , almond and Kismis in oil separately. Keep aside.
  4. Grate the banana over the hot oil. Take care to lower the heat to save your hands from scalding. Use a grate with large holes. Fry half a banana at a time.
  5. Tap the Banana in the hot oil gently. The bits will separate easily. Now add a spoonful of salt and turmeric water and fry. Keep stirring.
  6. When the banana bits are nicely separated, raise the flame and fry the banana till brown and crisp. Take the fried vegetable out of the oil and spread out on a colander. Leave it to cool. Fry the rest of the Banana in the same way.
  7. After all the Banana is fried, fry the red chillies and curry leaves in the same oil. Keep a side.
  8. The fried Banana grate will be cool and crisp by now. Mix the fried dry fruits , Chat masala and chilli powders. Toss well until the banana is well coated with the spices. Store in an airtight container. The Chivada will stay fresh for at least a fortnight.