Balekayi Palya ( Raw Banana Poriyal)

Balekayi Palya 

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 )

To Season

Oil –  1/4 cup

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Channa dhal – 1 tablespoon

Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon

To Garnish

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.

Chef’s Tipskn

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.







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