Thursday, July 8, 2010

Plantain Curry-Plantain Curry Recipe-Valakkai Curry

Raw Banana/Plantain is called Vazhakkai in Tamil. Plantain curry is very simple to prepare. It tastes delicious with rice and sambar and also with rice and rasam. I prepare plantain curry in two ways - one with coconut and another with chilli powder without onion and garlic which I am sharing it here. Today we will learn how to make vazhakkai curry (Brahmin style) following this very simple recipe.

Plantain CurryHow about a plantain peel necklace?

Vazhakkai Curry-Plantain Curry

Vazhakkai Curry-Plantain Curry

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 25 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian-Tamil Brahmin Iyer

   Ingredients needed

   Plantain/vazhakkai -2
   Chilli Powder -3/4-1 tsp ( or as required)
   Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt - as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil -3 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Asafoetida -a pinch
   Curry leaves - few leaves


Preparation

Peel the skin and cut the plantain into semi circles or cubes.

Now mix salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder to the plantain pieces and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.

Method

Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing and curry leaves. Then add the plantain pieces and cook covered on low fire, stirring from time to time until tender. Sprinkle very less water once or twice in between while cooking.

For more flavor, you can add a tsp of vegetable curry powder. It is my own spice blend. It adds more flavor to the curry. Click the link for the recipe.

Plantain/Vazhakkai curry is ready to be served with rice.

Note - If you are not going to cook plantain immediately after chopping, then keep it in a bowl of water to prevent discoloration.

I have used homemade chilli powder, if using store bought ones, use a little less.

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45 comments:

  1. very cute presentation padhu ...i like this fry very much i will add a little bit of sombu powder with this fry.

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  2. really delicious one.my favorite stir fry .. the peel necklace looks really beautiful.

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  3. My fav with rice..looks yumm

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  4. looks yummy..I am sure it tastes awesome with rice..

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  5. Very cute presentation ...Necklace looks beautiful ... One of my fav.curry.

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  6. Your curry looks delicious. And you should get a top Prize for all the extra decorations that you do. You are one talented lady!

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  7. Looks delicious..Love plantain anytime..

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  8. Nice plaintain curry, our fav with rice and curd..Presentation looks just superb padhu..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  9. nice presentation & i like very much this curry!!

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  10. Hard to get plantain here :( It must taste so delicious!

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  11. very cute presentation padhu ,plantain curry looks yummy ...i used to prepare this curry but never did the marinate part ,i will try next time...

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  12. Such a droolworthy curry, love it with rasam, beautiful presentation padhu..

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  13. I like this one curry with my sambar. This one looks really good. cute design with banana cover i love it.

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  14. I like to have this with more kulumbu and sambar. Yummy!

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  15. Simple and easy recipe and something new to me ...looks yummy

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  16. What a beautiful presentation..curry looks yummy..love it with rasam.

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  17. Necklace looks so beautiful...lovely recipe..easy and looks delicious

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  18. Simple and yummy curry, beautiful pic too..

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  19. Lovely presentation...superb...

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  20. looks delicious...never tried plantain sabzi this way...very simple yet satisfying..thanks for the recipe!

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  21. Great presentation, Padhu..Love this yummy curry with rice..

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  22. wow, nicely presented. yummy.. i just love it very much...

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  23. love thi curry,my fav.one.that too yummy for sambhar rice. i add sambhar powder to it

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  24. I love plantains. This looks so yummy. I love that it seems fairly simple too:) Beautiful presentation.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  25. i want to prepare plantain curry for the sake of your necklace...lovely visual..

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  26. Yummy curry and nice presentation..

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  27. Wow...that looks very yummy and tempting.

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  28. Nice recepie and necklace to..
    prathiscuisine.com

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  29. That looks so yummy..First time here and loving your blog :) do drop in at my space sometime !!

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  30. Nice one yaar .....looks great !!!

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  31. Lovely presentation and delicious curry dear.. I love plantains in a spicy curry.

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  32. simple but delicious curry, beautiful

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  33. A very simple way to prepare Plantains...will give it a try very soon..

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  34. simple and delicious plantain curry! must be a perfect accompaniment to plain rice and daal.

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  35. Easy and delicious...loved the presentation

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  36. Love your necklace.Had it been not edible I would have asked for a price?Great curry.

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  37. You have a very creative way of presenting the dishes.....I had fun other night going through all the posts....LOVED THE PICTURES....:)...

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  38. Simple but very delicious recipe Padhu! Very creative way to use the skin of plantain !

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  39. Lovely vazhakai curry Padhu. I so love it but hubby isnt a great fan..so its been years since I made some.

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  40. I love plantain. Do you use green or ripe plantain for this?

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  41. Chef Mireille - You must use green raw plantain.

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