Kela Ki Subji (Banana Curry)

November 3rd, 2011 filed under Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, Vegetables Sauteed / Dry
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This is a delicious sweet and sour dish, and only takes few minutes to prepare. Kela Ki Sabji makes a great side dish. You will be amazed with the simplicity of this dish.

Recipe will serve 3


  • 3 ripe bananas peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick approx. 3 cups of sliced banana
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeere)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 1 green chili minced, adjust to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)
  • Approx. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
  • 2 tablespoon water


  1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan on medium high. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if seed cracks right away oil is ready.
  2. Add cumin seeds after seeds crack add asafetida, green chili and turmeric, stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add bananas, ginger, mango powder and water stir gently and cook only for a minute, don’t overcook otherwise banana will become mushy and watery.
  4. Turn off the heat and add salt and cilantro mix gently and serve.

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20 Responses to “Kela Ki Subji (Banana Curry)”

  1. parthiv says:

    thanks for recipe … made my dinner…

  2. Leonara says:

    I love your easy, quick and still so excellent recipes. Just tried it – very good, thanks (once more), Manjula.

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  4. dianajo says:

    My neighbor gifted us with a ton of bananas from her tree yesterday and I was searching for something savory to do with them. I came across this recipe and I’m SO glad I did.

    I made a few substitutions because I didn’t have whole cumin, asafetida or the amchoor. Instead I used ground cumin, diced garlic and 2 small, chopped green mangos from our tree. I omitted the extra water since the mango had its own water.

    It turned out absolutely delicious. I served it with plain white rice, though jasmine rice would have been delicious, as well.

    Very easy to make and very budget friendly too. This will be going in my regular rotation!

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  6. chandrasekar says:

    Hi Manjula

    Recipes are really simple and interesting. Thanks for your effort.

  7. nakul says:

    very good recipe

  8. Darshan says:

    Excellent Recipe Manjula Aunty… Actually I am jain so in India I ate this vegetable on regular basis…Now since 4 years I am in US, I cook this on my own and love it … Thanks….

  9. kavita nathani says:

    Ur recipies are really very good and mouthwatering.

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