Raw banana has been used as a baby food from ages. It contains various essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre as well as small amount of protein. It is very good for digestive health and people with diabetes. In our native, raw banana is an integral part of our cooking. It starts from baby food/ banana flour porridge, side dishes, curry as well as instant dosa like this. You might be wondering, how come? Raw banana usage? Indeed, there is a reason behind extensive usage. Our elders are all from agricultural background. They all were into Areca nut farming. In between Areca nut plants, there will be Banana, pepper, Cocoa and many more side crops.
Usually we use small variety banana for this dosa and not a big banana variety. This recipe which I learnt it from one of my Atthey and trust me, it is very tasty. It is quick, instant, vegan, gluten free and what not?
Let us see, how I make it –
Raw small variety bananas – 9 – 10
Soaked rice or rice flour – 1 tablespoon.
-Wash, peel outer fibre or main skin of the banana and chop into bite size.
-Immerse in water and keep aside.
-If you are using soaked rice, make a paste at first, add drained banana pieces, salt and grind into smooth paste by adding sufficient water.
-Batter should not be very thin and watery. It should be like idli batter consistency.
-heat iron griddle. When it is hot, spread thin dosas, cook both the sides by pouring little ghee or oil.
-Serve with chutney or sambar.