February 21, 2022

Pan Grilled Raw Banana | Vazhakkai Tawa roast | Artikaya Roast

Share with friends and family

 Raw bananas are relished in many ways and mostly enjoyed by all . I am sure banana chips will top everyone's list if asked in what way they like to have raw banana .  Let me tell you, if you try this recipe of grilling raw banana slices you will keep asking for more and someone who doesn't like raw bananas will also start loving it . 

These marinated slices of raw banana pair well with sambar rice ,rasam rice,  milagakuzhambu and the evergreen curd rice . My blogger friend Preethi's blog has a traditional andhra recipe Palak Koora Pappu with which this artikaaya roast will be a classic combo .

Not only as an accompaniment, you may even serve these are starters along with some tomato chutney and they will be a hit at your parties or get togethers. 

A little time consuming as we need to have a lot of patience for the slices to be perfectly grilled ,but the end result is soulful and satisfying. 

Some more interesting recipes using vazhakkai/raw banana on my blog for you to try 

Nendran Chips (kerala style) 

Vazhakkai Puli Kootu

Vazhakkai Podimaas

Vazhakkai Chips 

Have you pinned me ?

Preparation Time - 20 mins
Cooking Time - 20 mins
Complexity - easy
Serves - 2 to 3


2 medium sized raw bananas 
1tsp red chilli powder 
2 tsp rice flour
1/2 tsp turmeric 
Salt as needed 
Pinch of asafoetida 
Fresh curry leaves
3 to 4 tbsp cooking oil


  • In a mixing bowl make a thick slurry of rice flour, red chilli powder, turmeric, salt and asafoetida using very little water. 
  • Peel the raw bananas and make slightly thick slices using the slicer or you may cut with a knife too. (Refer to 2nd image in the above picture)
  • Marinate the banana slices in the slurry until each and every slice is coated well with the marinade. Let it rest for 10 mins 
  • Spread about 1 tbsp oil on the grill pan and heat it . Once it is mildly heated, arrange the banana slices carefully on the pan and let it roast on medium flame .
  • After 2 or 3 mins slowly and carefully flip the banana slices to the other side and continue to roast on medium flame .
  • Once the slices turn crisp on both sides , spread 1/2 tsp oil with few curry leaves and toss it well for 1 or 2 mins . 
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve .


If you don't have a grill pan ,you may you use nonstick or iron tawa /griddle and follow the same steps .


  1. Pan grilled raw banana looks so crispy snd super tempting! I love the simple marinade you have made with rice flour and spice powders.

  2. Wow looks crispy and tempting Priya ��

  3. Love these crisp pan grilled raw banana. Perfect munchies with tea or with a typical South Indian meal. One of my most favourite grilled veggie.

  4. I love raw banana grilled this way. Feels so crispy and turns out delicious.
    Would love to have this with rice and sambar. 😊


If you feel your search for the recipe ends here and this blog has helped you with that,please do drop in a word / suggestion ,which will motivate me further to help you guys !!