Kele Phodi/Raw banana rawa fry/Raw banana fritters
Kele Phodi is a deep fried dish made with any variety of raw banana which is crispy outside and soft inside. This is a simple starter that can be served along Dal, Rice.
Serves : 4
Raw Banana -4
Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp, adjust spice accordingly
Teaspoon of hing water or 1/4th tsp of hing powder
Salt to taste
Rawa/Semolina/Sooji – to roll the banana’s
Oil to deep fry
In a large bowl add water.
Peel banana’s and cut them into wedges, add these wedges in the bowl of water this method helps in preventing the bananas from turning black.
When all the banana’s are ready, drain the water from the bowl. To the banana wedges add hing,salt,and red chilli powder and marinate it for atleast an hour.
Meanwhile in a plate add the Semolina/Rawa as needed to coat the banana’s.
Once the marination is done coat all the banana’s making sure all the wedges are evenly coated.
Heat oil for frying.
Now add in banana wedges one by one in hot oil and deep fry in medium heat until done.
Once the bubbles stop appearing in the oil means the banana’s are done.
Remove these phodi’s on a absorbent kitchen paper.
Enjoy when hot with dal and rice.
You can cut the banana into roundels instead of wedges.
Instead of rawa/semolina you can add rice flour also.
Make sure you just get out the phodi/fritters out of the oil at the right time you can do a test by taking one out and checking if it is done if you are unsure.