Yesterday I made raw banana Bajji ( valakkai Bajji).

Here’s the proof 🤪

To continue my story of on the spot innovation.

After making the fritters, there were leftover

marinaded banana slices.

I kept it in the fridge ,having an idea to make

some crispies out if it .While tossing the slices,

in the pan I changed my mind , broke in 2 slices

of bread and tossed with the masalas for few


Then, I switched off the flame ,and thought for

a while how to make it interesting than a crispy

So let’s get to the recipe to know how…,


1/2 of a raw banana slices marinaded in 1 tsp chilli powder,1/4 tsp turmeric,salt

3 slices bread

1 tsp ghee

1 onion chopped

2 green chillies chopped

A handful of chopped coriander leaves

A little water to moisten bread

1 egg ( vegans can opt out)

2 tblsp wheat flour

1/4 tsp garlic paste

A little oil to shallow fry

A handful of Panko crumbs or breadcrumbs ( optional)

Salt to taste


Heat the ghee, and toss in the marinaded

banana slices, till brown .

Add the bread and mix in with the banana,and

toss for another 2-3 minutes.

Remove from fire.Sprinkle little water, on the

bread . Add the rest of the ingredients and

knead to get the consistency of a vada.

Heat oil in a shallow frying pan and fry these

vadas to a golden brown color.

I served it with South India’s dish ‘ Sambhar

Sadam ,valathandu chutney (banana stem) and

this cutlet. It was excellent!

Do try my innovated recipe , and post in your

comments and suggestions!




3-4 raw bananas

3-4 chopped green chillies

1 onion chopped fine

1 tblsp.ginger- garlic paste

1 tsp.chilli powder/pepper powder

1/4 tsp.amchur powder(dried mango powder) or 2 tsp. lime  juice

1/2 tsp.garam masala powder(optional)

2-3 bread slices

3-4 tblsp.breadcrumbs(optional)

few sprigs of spring onions finely cut

salt to taste


Boil bananas till tender and mash well.Soak the bread slices in water or little milk for 2-3 minutes.Squeeze dry,and bind well with the rest of the ingredients.Form into balls,flatten it and shallow fry till golden brown.Serve with any chutney.

Variations:Omit the breadcrumbs,make the balls as per recipe ,fry and make banana kofta curry. or korma.

Tip: The peels of the raw banana can be soaked in salt water for a few minutes,washed ,cut fine and made into another dish with coconut or dried sprats,with extra dash of chillie powder..

Health Peek:The peel is believed to have  sources  of rich potassium ,and soluble and insoluble fiber which aids digestion too.