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Aratikaya Vepudu /Raw Banana Fry/ Plantain Stir Fry

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

Prep time:5 mins   CookTime:10 mins    Cuisine:Indian

The raw banana / plantain has fewer options to turn into a curry. And this recipe is one of those and THE most simple procedure to make in a few minutes. If you have sudden guests and have few raw bananas or plantain, you can try this quick curry.

It is called ‘Aratikaya’ in ‘TELUGU’ which is a South-Indian language.

I am quite happy, that whenever I try making this fry, I do get the crispy texture without sticking to the pan, same as Amma (Mother) used to make. 

Just try this simple recipe of mine to appeal your family and guests. 🙂

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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  • Raw Bananas / plantain – 4 
  • Cooking Oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 and ½ tea spoons
  • Red Chilli Powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder – half of ¼ teaspoon

Special Ingredients:

  • Red Chilly Powder

Step wise pics Procedure for Aratikaya vepudu / raw banana fry:

  • Wash the raw bananas and cut into halves.
  • Peel the raw bananas / plantain.
  • Cut them into pieces just as the size shown below.
  • Put a non-stick pan on the medium flame of stove top.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of oil.
  • Once the oil heats up, add all of the raw banana / plantain pieces.
  • Mix everything such that the oil is coated to every piece.
  • Continue to cook on medium flame.
  • Keep mixing frequently i.e for every couple of minutes.
  • After 5-6 minutes add the salt and ½ tablespoon of oil. Mix up everything.
    After adding the required salt
  • Texture of fry after adding salt should be just like pic below.
  • After couple of minutes, the pieces will soften because of salt we added.
  • Check the softness of the fry, by taking one piece and pressing against two fingers. It should mash up easily.
  • At this stage add the red chilly powder and remaining ½ tablespoon of oil.
    Final stage,before switching off flame.
  • Give everything a mix and wait for couple of minutes to switch off.
  • Raw Banana fry / Plantain fry / Aratikaya Vepudu is done!!! 🙂


  • Cut the pieces such that they are neither very thick nor very thin. (follow the pic for reference)
  • Cutting the vegetable is most important for the curry not to be sticky at the end.
  • Keep mixing the pieces frequently so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Do not add salt at the beginning.
  • You can adjust the salt and red chilly powder as per your taste.
  • Above Measurement of salt and chilly powder given as to match my family’s taste.
  • Do not cover the pan with lid. Lid not necessary in this recipe.


  • This, Aratikaya vepudu / raw banana fry, is a bit crispy but not sticky.
  • If cooked by following all the instructions specified above, the curry should be as perfect as shown in the pic below.
  • This curry / fry is best to be served with white rice, brown rice, quinoa, millets, couscous. 
    Aratikaya Vepudu / Raw Banana fry / Plantain fry ready for serving!

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  1. Very good explanation given…easy to understand this step by step explanation along with pictures….really mouth watering…surely going to try this👍👍

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