KACCHYAA KELYAANCHI BHAAJI (RAW BANANA VEGETABLE IN CURDS)

Kacchyaa Kelyaanchi Bhaaji is a dry vegetable preparation using raw bananas and fresh curds alongwith with some simple yet aromatic spices. Raw bananas are not only nutritious, but also a great option for diabetics as a substitute instead of potatoes. The amalgamation of spices and curds combined with the coconut and corriander leaves, gives this dish an amazing flavour.

Believe it or not, I literally gobbled up the remaining vegetable as a snack! It was simply irresistible and if asked, one would have to make a wild guess that there were raw bananas used in here. This is a vegetable which my mom would prepare back then during my college days. She’s one enthusiastic lady who has collected a lot of recipes from whichever source she could and even tried them out! Kacchyaa Kelyaanchi Bhaaji is just one from those archives.

Recently when I visited my parents, I mentioned this vegetable to her and immediately she found it out for me. The recipe was saved in her recipe book and she still remembered that it was right there. I sometimes feel that these oldies sure defeat us when it comes to memory and stamina, atleast my parents do! I think, I have got her genes of trying out new dishes, especially if they are nutritious!

For some more delicious dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…

  1. Bhendi Chi Bhaaji
  2. Flower Batata Rassa
  3. Bhogichi Bhaaji
  4. Hrushi Chi Bhaaji
  5. Kaanda Batata Rassa
  6. Matkichi Usal
  7. Aamras Poori, Batatyachi Bhaaji And Shrikhand
  8. Navalkol Chi Bhaaji

Perp Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : 20 min

Serves : 3

Cup Used : 200 ml

INGREDIENTS :

  • 4 Raw Bananas (Approx 4 cups of 1″ Cubed Raw Banana)
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Curds
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Corriander Leaves
  • Salt To Taste

For The Tempering :

  • 2 tbs Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 6 Black peppercornns
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Dry Red Bedgi Chillies (Deseeded)
  • 1-2 Green Chillies (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

METHOD :

  1. To make the Kachhyaa Kelyaanchi Bhaaji, slice off the peels of the raw bananas and chop them into approximately 1″ cubes and immerse them in clean water.
  2. Next, heat a pan and add oil to it. As it heats up add the mustard seeds and as soon as they splutter, add the cumin seeds.
  3. Follow with the peppercorns, asafoetida, roughly broken dry red chillies, green chilli and the turmeric powder.
  4. To this, add the cubed raw bananas and mix well. Add the red chilli powder, salt and about 1/2 cup of water.
  5. Saute and cover and cook further for a few minutes
  6. Once the bananas are well cooked, whisk the curds well and add it to the vegetable.
  7. Keep stirring continuously till it reaches a boil, so that the curd doesn’t split.
  8. Reduce the flame to low and cook further stirring occasionally, till the curds thicken and coat the banana cubes.
  9. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Cook further just for about two minutes.
  10. Swithch off the flame and garnish with some chopped corriander leaves.
  11. Serve this absolutely delicious and nutritious Kacchya Kelyaanchi Bhaaji with chapatis or some Daali Toay and steamed rice with an accompaniment of the delicious NKGSB Style Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney!
  12. Do serve some Gavhley Kheer as a dessert to complete this traditional meal!

Some pictures depicting the cooking process…

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

6 thoughts on “KACCHYAA KELYAANCHI BHAAJI (RAW BANANA VEGETABLE IN CURDS)”

  1. Raw banana subzi in curd looks so good Pooja. my mom used to make raw banana subzi in north Indian style and we loved it.. now I don’t make as we don’t get raw bananas here.. will love to try your version..

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