Saturday, February 7, 2015

Vazhakkai Fry - Vazhaikkai podimas - Raw Banana Curry

Vazhakkai Fry is one of the easy to make recipes which goes well with any South Indian lunch dish like sambhar, rasam, kootu, etc. Try this easy yummy dish and enjoy.

Ingredients needed for making Vazhakkai Poriyal

Vazhakkai - 2
Onions - 2
Garlic cloves - A handful
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp.
coriander powder - 3 tsp.
Salt as required.
Oil as required
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Ginger -1 inch piece finely chopped
A sprig of Curry leaves

Method for making Vazhakkai Poriyal

1. Peel the skin of plantain and chop them into small cubes. Keep this in water to prevent discoloration.

2. Add the cut plantains to water in a wide vessel by adding salt and turmeric powder and cook till they become soft and pliable. Do not overcook them.

3. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.

4. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and after it becomes golden brown, add  garlic, ginger and curry leaves.

5. Then add the finely chopped onions and saute well.

6. Next add the plantains and mix well then add the powders and mix well so that the plantains are coated well with masalas.

7. Fry them in a medium flame for about 15 minutes till they become roasted and crispy. You can add oil around if necessary.


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