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Beautiful Bananas ~ Small Variety


Small Variety Ripe Bananas ~ for this week’s Indian Kitchen

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Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients, Indian Kitchen, Bananas (Sunday September 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm- permalink)

The New Home of Mahanandi: www.themahanandi.org

8 comments for Beautiful Bananas ~ Small Variety »

  1. These remind me of my childhood days. These little yellow bananas were so tasty, I used to eat them a lot :)

    Comment by Madhavi — September 30, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

  2. Are these the yelakki bananas, Indira? Love them, we used to get these in Bangalore!

    Comment by musical — October 1, 2007 @ 11:03 am

  3. Where did you get them Indira? They look delicious!

    Comment by mandira — October 1, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  4. Hi Indira,

    It would be great to know more about these bananas. I have bought them in the Bay Area, and people say that the peels are supposed to be very ripe looking/blackish. But they always taste a little fermented to me. Could you say something about in what part of the ripening to rotting cycle they are best to use?

    Thanks!

    Comment by Shambhavi — October 1, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

  5. The blog link to MTR made my eyes wet. Too many good memories associated with that place.

    The Masala Dosai is awesome, and this place made me start liking Upma. No place else makes upma thats addicktive

    Comment by Balu — October 1, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

  6. Hi Madhavi: Me too.:)

    Musical: Yes. They are chitti/yelakkai bananas. There are several thotas that grow this type of small bananas near Mahanandi. They are our favorite bananas.:)

    Mandira: From local Vietnamese grocery. I occasionally see them at Indian grocery also.

    Shambhavi: Black means overripe and we usually like them when they are yellow and with little black dots, like shown in the image.
    Seems like you have opened the chai shop. Congratulations and nice website.

    Balu: For us also. Long live MTR!

    Comment by Indira — October 1, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

  7. yes we call them amruthapaani.. so sweet miss them!

    Comment by Kalva — October 11, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  8. These bananas make me so nostalgic. I love them soooo very much, n I expect anybody coming from Kerala to bring me a bunch at least !!

    Comment by Shella — October 25, 2007 @ 6:24 am

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