Green or raw bananas are a staple food in tropical regions. They are highly grown in the southern part of India and are loaded with many essential vitamins, fibres, iron, and minerals. Due to the high content of nutrients, they keep you full for a more extended period. Also, while green bananas can keep your gut healthy, unfortunately, we can’t consume green bananas directly due to their sour taste. So why not convert them into healthy snacks? Try these raw banana recipes at home and ease your cravings without affecting your health. 

Baked Raw Banana Chips

The healthiest chips are made from bananas, and they are full of iron and fibre. So how do you make raw banana chips?

  • Peel the bananas and immerse them into the cold water for 10-15 minutes. 
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and arrange a baking tray with parchment paper. 
  • Now slice the bananas in a thin slice. Rinse all the water or pat dry the pieces. In a bowl, add 2 tbsp coconut oil, salt, red chilli, and a pinch of turmeric as per taste. Mix well by using your hands. 
  • Now line up the chips on the baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes. Check and turn in between. 
  • Bake until they are done, to crisp or brown. Remove the tray and let them keep aside to cool on the baking tray. Transfer to the airtight jar and enjoy. 

Raw Banana Cutlet

Your delicious and light evening appetizing snacks are ready in less than 20 minutes. Tikki or cutlets are made with raw bananas and spiced with essential ingredients. Serve these with green mint chutney and sliced onions. How to make raw banana cutlets?

  • To begin with, first pressure cooks two green bananas and two potatoes with their skin on.
  • Remove the water and allow them to cool. Peel and transfer them into a big deep bowl. 
  • Mash them by using a fork or masher. Add red chilli powder and salt hopped as per the taste with 1 tsp dried mint leaves, ½ tsp roasted cumin powder, and 1 tsp coriander powder. Mix well and combine all the spices. 
  • Add one chopped onion, 2-3 green chillies and add 2 tbsp gram flour and mix until it combines completely. 
  • Grease your hands and shape them into small tikkis or cutlets. Heat a pan with some oil and shallow fry them. Cook until they turn golden and crispy from both sides. 
  • Your green banana cutlets are ready to serve with green chutney or dip.