Monday, December 6, 2010

Chilly Banana

You might have heard of Chilly Paneer but Chilly Bananas anyone?? Well I heard it for the first time too and this unique idea was from my hubby and he was very sweet enough to see his brainchild in to execution. I helped him with little chopping and of course clearing the mess after the fuss (:P).....

Apparently he got the idea after seeing some Ripe Bananas on the dining table and wanted to cook something different. The dish was served with hot n steaming rice, I bet having them with noodles will also be equally delightful.

What goes :-

  • Onions -2 (peeled n cubed)
  • Capsicum - 1 (cubed)
  • Ginger - a medium piece (cut in to juliennes)
  • Green Chillis - 5 to 6 (diced)
  • Leaves of Scallion (Spring Onions) - 1 cup
  • Root of Scallions - 1/2 cup
  • Soy Sauce - 30 - 45 ml
  • Green Chilli Sauce - 15 - 20 ml
  • Salt - to taste
  • Corn flour - 1/4 cup
  • Maida (Refined Flour) - 1/4 cup
  • Bananas - 4 - 5
  • Oil for frying


Mix the corn flour and maida to a smooth batter. Cut the bananas in to to round discs and mix them in batter.

In a kadai heat some oil and deep fry the bananas till they are crispy n brown. Keep aside.

Now in another kadai, heat some oil and saute the onions till translucent. 

Add scallion roots and the cubed capsicum and saute well.

Give it a sizzling edge by adding ginger and green chillies.

Add the fried bananas and toss well.

Now dribble in soy sauce and the green chilly sauce as per taste and stir fry it. Temper it with salt and pepper.

Add the remaining corn/refined flour batter and saute till the batter is absorbed by the mix.

Garnish it with chopped scallion leaves and serve hot.


The stir fry had a whole lot of flavours- sweet, sour, hot, tangy and was tasty. Hubby was mighty pleased that I loved his creation. Take a bow Chef!!

Sending this recipe to Aipi's Veggie/Fruit a month: Banana, event announcement by Priya

Also sending it to Girlichef's Hearth n Soul Blog Hop


Linking this to Smitha's Bye Bye 2010-Welcome 2011


  1. Hey Priya,

    Nice snack..:)I forgot to link up with Aipi for my banana halwa...You remeinded me...:)


  2. OMG..this is my first ever hearing or seeing Chilli Banana! Looks scrumptious dear! :D

  3. I have never heard of this .Sounds new and interesting!

  4. Wowow chillie banana, that i have never had and this looks so so good.

  5. Your hubby must be a very innovative cook, looks very yummy.

  6. Very creative and unique chilly banana..

  7. Hey,,nice stir fry..I never heard of this kind of stir fry with riped banana..we prepare from raw banana....I need to the by visit my blog for spcial thanks,,I want to tell you..

  8. priya, better u start a new blog for ur hubby.
    He has sparkling ideas

  9. Wow! that's the only word for this innovative dish! Special kudos to your hubby!

  10. New delicious innovative dish Priya. Nice one.

  11. OMG, the most innovative dish of banana I have seen till date and I am not even exaggerating. Seriously, too good..kudos to your hubby!!
    Thanks a lot for sending this to my event:)

    US Masala

  12. Ur hubby is a genius...when i saw the recipe name i was expecting raw bananas... but this is pure genius... loved it :)

  13. Oh my goodness. This looks delicious! Your husband is very adventuresome in the kitchen!


  14. Very innovative and delicious dish.Too good.

  15. Waow!!! Your husband is a genius,what a terrific invention with bananas. I can bet on the sweet and spicy & tangy taste.Excellent recipe:)!!!

  16. What an interesting banana dish! I bet it was delicious!

  17. Wow! What a good unique! I can just imagine that medley of flavors. YUM :) So glad you shared this w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!

  18. Interesting! I would have never thought of making this with bananas, nice idea.

  19. Nice!

    You should try this:

  20. interesting recipe thanks for sharing

  21. Such an unusual and interesting way to use bananas. Glad I found your blog. Do check out mine!