Spicy banana pepper

spicy banana pepper
When we go to fresh vegetable section or to farmer’s market, I feel like trying the new vegetable that I haven’t tried before. My such experiments were not always successful. So last few days, I stuck to “known” vegetables. But last week, I saw these beautiful banana peppers at farmer’s market. They were very fresh and looked gorgeous. So I bought them. Now, I had to figure out what to make with them. Thats how this recipe was born. The dish was very tasty and goes well with rice or chapati.

1 and 1/2 cups (3 big peppers) chopped banana peppers
1/2 cup potato
1 tea spn chana dal
1 tbl spn coconut
3 red chillies
A pinch asafoetida
5-6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds

Heat oil and add asafoetida, chana dal. When they turn brownish, add curry leaves, red chillies, coconut. Grind to a coarse powder.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add peppers, potatoes, salt and ground powder.
Add a little water, cover and cook till done.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins

20 thoughts on “Spicy banana pepper”

  1. I never know how to use the banana peppers besides using them in gojjus. This is a unique dish.

    Also, I hate to be the grammar nazi but the past tense of stick is stuck not sticked like you wrote. A good tip for writers – use any program that does a spell check on your draft before posting it.

    Shilpa: Thanks for correction.

  2. Wow that looks so good! perfect with rotis, i like your blogs new look, mind sharing who designed it?

    Shilpa: We took a wordpress free template and then changed it.

  3. Nice new look for “Aayi’s Recipes” Shilpa… keep up the great work. Love your simple, authentic & tasty recipes

  4. I love the new fresh look of the blog, Shilpa! And discovering new vegetables in the Farmers’ Market is always fun….this dish looks delicious.

  5. Hi,
    I have only seen banana peppers in a bottle or on a sandwich. No idea how the fresh pepper looks. This is a great recipe,and might mellow any spici ness from the pepper i think ..


    Shilpa: pb, these peppers are not at all spicy 🙂

  6. hi shilpa,
    i found ur site’s look is changed. pls tell me how to see ur previous entries as there is no link to previous entries. finding recipes using prev. entries is very difficult for me now. pls help.

  7. Nice fresh look of your site !!
    Can we see a picture of Banana pepper some time ??

    Shilpa: Please click the wiki link I have provided

  8. Dear Shilpa.. Nice new template.. your site looks refreshing 🙂
    I think banana peppers can be used in bhajji and salan too..

  9. i found a very simple and delish recipe for the banana peppers….i love giving it a panch phoran and adding some turmeric and a dash of chilli powder(optional) and squeezing lots of lime juice…cook till the peppers wilt…..its lovely with some plain daal and rice

  10. These very banana peppers can be used for making yummy Bhajias (commonly available in Bangalore street corners hand carts) and also Sweet & Sour gojju.

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