Friday, April 27, 2012

Kyane Salli Upkari (Raw Plantain Peel Stir Fry)

Kyane Salli Upkari is a very tasty side dish. In Konkani, Kyane Saali means banana peel. During my recent visit to India, I had been to my MIL's native. They have a very big farm. The farm has hundreds of Arecanut and Coconut trees. They also grow banana and many vegetables. While coming back we brought raw plantain (Nendrabale) and many other home grown veggies with us.

We had many raw plantains and hence decided to make chips out of it. Instead of throwing the peel, my MIL made a tasty side dish. Never thought the peel can be used. So next time when you get plantains to make chips, don't forget to save its peel.

  • Raw Plantain(Nendrabale* Variety) Peel- From 4-5 bananas
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Split blackgram/Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilli- 2-3
  • Jaggery- A very small piece
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 3 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
*Nendrabale is a variety of banana which is cultivated abundantly in Kerala and is used to make chips and Halwa.


Take the peel got from 4-5 raw plantains (the raw plantain has to be of nendrabale variety). Wash it and then cut them into thin strips of 2-3cm length.

Then heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal, broken red chilli.  Fry until urad dal turns light brown and then add chopped raw banana peel. Mix well.

Now add salt, jaggery and sufficient water. Close it with a lid and allow it to cook. Once it looks done (it becomes soft), add grated coconut and mix well. Continue heating for two more minutes and turn off the heat. Kyane Salli Upkari is ready!!

Serve it hot, as a side dish to rice. Above measurement serves 3-4 people.

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