Saturday, March 20, 2010

Banana Fry

Banana is most probably the single most fruit in the world everyone is aware of. It is sweet in taste while ripe and is a highly nutritional fruit.

Banana is of high nutritional value. It is rich in various minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Besides it also contains Vitamin A, B and C. Eating a banana everyday can keep many problems like constipation, bowel problems, anemia, blood pressure, heart problems, ulcers, brain stimulation, depression, nervous disorders, stress, morning sickness, menstruation, etc. at bay. The fiber content present in banana helps in lowering cholesterol level in the body. It is helpful for gaining as well as losing weight.

In various parts of the globe, banana has been cultivated and used differently, sometime as fruit, sometime as vegetable. Each and every part of the tree is useful. In Assamese kitchen banana of a particular kind is used as a vegetable. It is called "Kas Kal" or "Pura Kal" in Assamese. It is actually aw banana of a particular variety.

I won't go into detail of banana and its benefits. What I thrust here is the importance of banana in daily food chart of each individual irrespective of age.Here I'd like to share with you a very simple banana recipe that's crispy and tasty!

Raw banana used as vegetable is available in the market. For two persons, one banana is enough. Before cutting the banana put a little onto your palms and the knife. It will prevent your palms and knife being sticky of the banana. Pile off the banana and cut into round pieces as shown in the image. Either use onion or fenugreek seeds for tempering.

Heat 2 tbl spoons oil in a pan. Add onion or fenugreek seeds and fry till seeds splutter or onion turns brown. Add half tsp turmeric powder and add the cut banana. Stir fry or sometime, add salt as per taste. Cover the pan and let the banana cook. Remove the pan cover, fry the banana for around 2 minutes at a lower flame. It makes the banana pieces crispier. Serve hot with rice and dal.

As you can see minimum oil and no spices have been used in its preparation. This recipe is extremely easy to cook, highly tasty and is full of healthy content.

So next time your guest appear all of a sudden, your friend has been facing bowel problems or simply you have started following a balanced diet chart, do include this recipe. You'll find it's amazing. For more such easy and healthy recipes please click HERE.

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