Pachakkaaya Upperi – Raw Banana Stir Fry

How many of us like to hear advice? I know many of us don’t really appreciate people poking their nose into our personal matters, or telling us how our lives are to be. Especially when we were small – that includes me too! – how much we hated when anybody tells us what to do, that includes our parents, right? But then as we grow up to be become older and wiser (really? πŸ™‚ ), we realize the value of the many advice that had come our way. In a world like today, where people are all into themselves, I personally believe that if somebody advises you, it is because they think good of you. I don’t know how many of you would agree with me regarding this, but it is only my personal opinion. It is so rare these days that people tell you on matters that concern you, so if they do, then they take genuine interest in you. Provided that the advice provided matches with your morals and thoughts. I feel happy when people come forward and tell me matters that are of goodness to me and I try my maximum to incorporate it into my life. We as human beings have to look at avenues to continue striving to become a better person overall…


The recipe for today is one of my favorite side dishes of rice. I am one raw banana fan and love it in my curries. But this stir fry beats it all. Stir fries as this one tempts me to have less of rice and more of the vegetables, which is a total win-win in all sense, isn’t it? πŸ™‚



Pachakkaaya Upperi - Raw Banana Stir Fry

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Rafeeda


  • 4 medium raw bananas peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Soak the cut bananas in salt water for sometime. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Splutter the mustard seeds. Fry the dry chilli and curry leaves for a minute.
  • Now add the bananas along with the rest of the ingredients and mix it well.
  • Add in the water and allow it to boil on high flame.
  • Reduce the flame and cook on closed lid till the bananas are done. Keep stirring in between to ensure it does not stick to the pan.
  • Serve warm with rice and a curry - and maybe some fish as well!!!

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  1. Simple comforting poriyal,lovely

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  2. Love all Kaya preparations. The upperi seems so tasty. A drool worthy dish. Simply delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  3. super upperi Rafeeda. Delicious. Chorum upperiyum.. yumm..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  4. Simple n nice side dish….

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  5. Delicious. Adi poli. Never made stir fries with raw banana.I can try out when hubs not there for lunch.

    1. Thank you so much Humi…

  6. My mum-in-law makes raw banana curry but I would love to try your stir fry. It looks delicious. thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  7. Super like, i want that bowl of upperi rite now, can have it just like snacks.

    1. Thank you so much Priya akka…

  8. My fav…kurachu nalayi kaya upperi undakiyittu I will try this insha allah

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  9. Simple and yummy stir fry……. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  10. Its been long time I tried Kerala recipes.will try this once πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

  11. Delicious and this is new to me rafee

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  12. I made just the other day… πŸ™‚ Looks delicious Rafee!

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  13. Kaya upperi and moru curry with hot rice…..a pickle and a pappad….mmm…vere enthu venam…

    1. Athu shariya… thanks a lot dear…

  14. Certainly depends who is advising and what its about. I appreciate advice, again how it comes across. Its a lovely side and I've made something similar, therefore I vouch on the deliciousness

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  15. I love this..looks super yummy…

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  16. Delicious and yummy upperi …Love it dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Asha…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  17. looks so tasty .. My MIL special

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  18. Kaaya upperi looks awesome I want that netholi peeking from the side too πŸ™‚

    1. Hehe… πŸ˜› Thanks a lot Meena…

  19. simple home cook food always ranks high.. tasty it looks..

    1. Really true… thanks a lot Smitha…

  20. Love this pachakkaya upperi…..with some grated coconut makes it more droolworthy …. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  21. quick, healthy and comforting!! Totally delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  22. yummy, healthy and delicious stir fry…. tried your carrot oats smoothie was really yummy thanks for sharing Rafee…

    1. Thank you so much Priya… so glad u enjoyed it…

  23. have never tried that dish will def go for the recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

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