Raw or Unripe Banana Stir Fried

Unripe Banana Stir Fried

Unripe or green bananas are inedible raw and can only be cooked and eaten. With a starchy texture they are a healthy substitute to potatoes.

Include them in curries or simply stir fry for a powerpacked meal with some boiled eggs. So here’s a quick raw or unripe banana stir fried recipe for you to be enjoyed with some boiled eggs or fried sausages for breakfast or a lazy brunch.

Green Banana Stir Fried


Raw Banana Stir Fried

Servings 1

Time 24 minutes


1 medium Raw/unripe Banana, wash thoroughly with the skin on

1 small Onion, thinly sliced

1/2 a small Red Bell Pepper

1/2 a small Yellow Bell Pepper

1 small Garlic clove

1/2 Tbsp Olive oil

1 small Lemon

Salt and Black pepper powder for seasoning

Fresh Coriander or Cilantro or Parsley for garnishing


1.Bring the banana to a boil in a small pot of water for 15 minutes with the skin on.

2.Meanwhile, julienne the red and yellow bell peppers.

3.Crush the garlic clove and set aside.

4.Halve the lemon.

5.Once the banana is cooked properly (it should be firm yet cooked), peel it and slice it diagonally. Keep aside on a plate.

6.Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium and add the sliced onion. Fry until translucent.

7.Add the julienne bell peppers, crushed garlic clove, sliced banana. Sprinkle some salt and black pepper, and fold in gently.

8.Once the bell peppers turn tender, reduce the heat to low and squeeze in the fresh lemon juice. Mix in gently and turn off the heat.

9.Remove on a plate, garnish with some freshly chopped coriander or cilantro or parsley and serve hot with boiled eggs or sausages.

Sending across this Raw Banana Stir Fried recipe for the #89th FoodieMonday Bloghop theme #RawBanana.



25 thoughts on “Raw or Unripe Banana Stir Fried

    1. I too love the crisp fried ones Aruna.
      You know something! The unripe bananas we get back in my hometown are totally different from what we find here in the western part of the country. They can only be cooked as a vegetable and eaten. The ripe ones tastes bland and tasteless. They are bigger in size and the shape is quite different from the green bananas we find here locally.


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