Aritikaya/Raw Banana dumplings




This variety with boiled raw banana and a blend of Indian spices goes well with any type of Indian bread and rice as well.


  1. Raw Banana – 2
  2. Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  3. Tomatoes – 2
  4. Onions – 2(medium)
  5. Garam masala – 1tsp(optional)
  6. Turmeric pwd – 1/2 tsp
  7. Green chillies – 2
  8. Red chilli powder – 1tsp
  9. Besan – 2stp
  10. Oil for deep frying
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Coriander leaves – 2tsp(finely chopped)

For tempering /tadka:

  1. Chana dal – 1/2tsp
  2. Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
  4. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  5. Curry leaves – few
  6. Oil – 1tsp


  • Cut, boil, peel  and smash the raw banana pieces.
  • To this add salt,ginger garlic paste(1/2tsp),garam masala,coriander leaves,besan and mix well.Make round balls of the mix and deep fry in oil till golden brown.Keep  them aside.
  • Heat  a tsp oil in a separate pan,add the ingredients for tempering, after the mustard splutters,add finely chopped onions,green chillies,remaining  1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste,tomatoes,turmeric pwd,salt and chilli powder one after another.Add little water and cook covered for 10 min.
  • Now finally add the fried banana dumplings to the above gravy.
  • Adjust salt and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • This goes well with chapathis and rice as well.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Madhoo, I love Plantains, they almost taste like Aloos. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for posting!:)


  2. Posted by madhoori on January 29, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Thankyou Asha,
    Haven’t seen you for a while in our blogs.


  3. yummy looking curry madoo ,i love your older post chekkalu a lot


  4. Hello Moderator!

    For your attention. Aratikaya or Raw Banana, as you call is actually known as Green Plantain. Arati aku or Banana leaf, perhaps you would like to call, which we use as meals plate is actually known as Green Plantain leaf.

    If English speakers were to rely on what you and countless indians write, they would rather pickup the UNRIPE fruit of BANANA and may cook! You may correct the posts.

    Just information. Cheers!



  5. Posted by Prema on December 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Madhuri,

    I tried this Banana dumplings, it came out so yumm and everybody liked it at home. Thanks for your Recipes. Keep going…….:-)
    I love this site………



  6. yummy


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