A very crunchy, crispy Palya. Goes well with plain rice and a dollop of ghee. Very easy to make. Do try and enjoy. Balekayi is Raw Banana.
Peeled and grated raw banana – 2 big cups
Wheat dalia – 2 tablespoons ( I have used Patanjali wheat Dalia which is little coarse and nice )( wheat Dalia is wheat rava that is little coarse )
Plain white rava ( sooji ) – 2 teaspoons
Wheat flour – 1 tablespoon
Rice flour – 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 2 teaspoons
Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
( Mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a big plate gently. Keep it aside )
Oil – 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Channa dhal – 1 tablespoon
Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon
Finely chopped green curry leaves – little
Heat a nonstick pan. Season. Keep the flame on sim. When the dhals turn golden, add the grated raw banana mixed with the spices. Stir gently. Cover and keep the flame on sim. Stir in between very gently. After about 15 minutes the banana would have formed a thin crust. Sauté gently. Cover and cook on sim flame for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove. Garnish and serve hot.
1) Cook this palya slowly on sim flame only. The colour has to be golden. Do not discolour it.
2) Do not reduce the amount of oil. It will stick and become mushy.
3) As soon as you mix the grated raw banana in the plate with the other ingredients do not leave it like that for a long time. Season and sauté it in oil at once,or else the crispy texture will not be there. It will become soft.