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Paka Kela Ki Sabzi Recipe (Paka Kela nu Shaak)

Written by on June 10, 2022

Paka Kela Ki Sabzi Recipe is a Jain recipe of raw bananas made Gujarati style with absolutely no use of onion or garlic, making it a simple recipe that can be put together in a jiffy. Pack it in a lunch box with phulkas with a glass of buttermilk.

Paka Kela Ki Sabzi Recipe | Paka Kela nu Shaak | Gujarati Jain Recipe


  • 3 cups Ripe Bananas, cubed
  • 1/4 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig of Curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Sunflower Oil
  • Salt, to taste

How to make Paka Kela Ki Sabzi Recipe 

  1. To begin making the Paka Kela Nu Shaak; prepare all the ingredients and keep them ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high; add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and allow it to crackle.
  3. Add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder and give it a stir.
  4. Stir in the banana and the besan into the above seasoning and stir gently until the gram flour and condiments get well coated around the ripe banana, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Serve Paka Kela Ki Sabzi along with PhulkaGujarati Daland a bowl of dahi.
  6. Note: The Paka Kela Ki Sabzi has to be prepared just a few minutes before you are ready to serve your meal. When it stays for a longer time, the bananas tend to lose their texture and the dish can get too soggy.
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