Kanchakalar Khosha Bata | A Traditional Bengali Raw Banana Peel ChutneyWritten by Sumita Sengupta
Kanchakalar Khosha Bata is a traditional Bengali dish that is made from Raw Banana Peels. The banana peels are cooked and spiced up with garlic, green chillies and red chillies is nutritious and is packed with iron. It is typically had with hot steamed rice.
2 raw bananas
6 cloves of garlic
1 green chilly
salt to taste
2 tablespoons mustard oil
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds / kalonji
1 dry red chillies
Ingredients for seasoning
Pressure cook the 2 raw bananas until soft. Once cooked, peel the skin. For this recipe we will be using the cooked and peeled skin and not the banana pulp (you can proceed to make a recipe that you like from it)
Blend the banana peel and the remaining ingredients into a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.
In a small pan; add the mustard oil. Once the oil is heated; add in the kalonji and the dry red chillies. Sauté on medium flame until the red chillies are roasted and browned. At this stage add in the peel paste and sauté on low heat for 2 to three minutes until the raw smell goes away.
Serve the spicy and delicious Kanchakalar Khosha Bata with hot steamed rice.