In this article, I will be giving you the most scrumptious quick and healthy Nendran Banana recipes.
If you have ever visited Kerala, you will know that banana is quite a big deal and there are many varieties to choose from. One such is Kerala Banana or Nendran Banana or plantains. High in nutritional values such as potassium, calcium, iron, and phosphorous, it is rich in dietary fibre. A major advantage of this banana is you can have it ripe or raw. For those who want to try adventurous dishes, we give you these Top 5 quick and healthy Nendran Banana recipes.
to a healthy breakfast, this Nendran Banana Puttu is the perfect approach to a
Podi (roasted rice powder available at grocery stores) – 350 gm
medium-sized Nendran banana – 2 nos.
– 1 tablespoon
– ¼ teaspoon
– 4 pods
nuts – 10 nos.
(Dry raisins) – 15 nos.
the coconuts and keep it aside. While breaking the coconut, make a note to save
the coconut water. You can use the coconut water to slightly wet the puttu mix.
the banana and chop into tiny pieces.
the cashews and raisins to tiny pieces.
the puttu podi in a wide bowl and add the sugar, salt, bananas, cashews, and
in a tablespoon of grated coconut.
the cardamom skin and crush the seeds finely. Add it in the above mixture.
the coconut water now to moisture the puttu mix. The mixture should only be slightly
moist and not at all wet. While it should bind together, at the same time, it
should be loose enough to crumble back to powder with the slightest touch.
all the ingredients well. If it is too dry, sprinkle the coconut water and mix
the Puttu in the puttu maker.
this delicious Nendran banana puttu needs no curry, if you prefer a side dish,
go with cherupayar curry and Kerala papadam for a divine breakfast.
Nendran Banana Ghee Fry
dish is known to help post-partum women as it helps them revive their energy
back. Instead of sugar, you can replace it with jaggery. Use organic cardamom
that will give an intense flavour.
Ripe Nendran Banana
– 1 tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
powder – a pinch
and slice bananas.
a saucepan, heat ghee.
the sliced bananas. Fry the bananas till they are golden brown. It will take
the bananas and cook it further for 2 minutes or till they are golden brown.
jaggery powder and cardamom powder over the roasted bananas.
step: You may also add grated coconut over the roasted Nendran bananas.
off the flame once done.
Nendra Pazham Bhaji or Kerala Pazham Pori
known as Plantain Fritters, Pazham Pori is a typical evening tea time snack
that is served with a hot cuppa tea.
Ripe Nendra Pazham
tablespoon rice flour
pinch turmeric powder
pinch baking soda
cup water or as required
for deep frying
a bowl, mix all the ingredients – maida, sugar, turmeric powder and baking
water in parts. Use 1/3 cup of water and depending on the flour, you can add
more. If the batter is thin, you can add more maida.
the batter without any lumps.
batter consistency should be slightly thick to coat the banana slices well.
two Nendran bananas.
them in half or quarters. Slice each piece vertically in two equal parts.
oil in a Kadai. When the oil becomes medium hot, it is ready to fry the
each slice in the batter, coat it well and place in the hot oil.
the slices in the Kadai.
one side is cooked, turn over gently and fry the other side.
till they are lightly golden. You don’t need to fry these fritters too much.
Remove from the oil.
the remaining banana slices.
them on kitchen paper towels to absorb excess oils.
Pazham Pori with Chai.
Banana in Jaggery Sauce
is a nutritious banana variety that helps toddlers and kids to gain healthy
weight. While steamed banana is a good choice, once in a while you can try this
recipe to satisfy your taste buds.
tablespoons of Jaggery
Ghee – 2 teaspoon
cup of water
and slice the bananas.
- In a
saucepan, add water and put the sliced bananas.
till they are soft which may take 5-7 minutes. Cooking banana is optional if
you are using any other banana variety apart from Kerala banana.
jaggery powder to it and let it melt.
till the jaggery sauce is slightly thick.
ghee and cook further for 2 more minutes.
off the flames and serve it hot.
hope you enjoyed our Nendran Banana recipes. Leave your comments below.