Monday, July 23, 2012

Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe-Raw Banana Podimas

Valakkai Podimas or Plantian podimas is a very simple and healthy recipe prepared with raw bananas.Instead of always preparing Vazhakkai curry or roast, you can try this simple recipe for a change as it does not require much oil or ingredients and can be prepared very quickly. It also tastes very delicious as a side dish with rasam and sambar rice.

Vazhakkai Podimas

How to make Valakkai Podimas- Plantian Podimas

Prep time- under 10 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Serves - 2

Raw Banana-Vazhakkai

Ingredients needed

Raw Banana/plantian - 2
Onion -1
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Juice of a small lemon
Salt as required

How to make vazhakkai podimas

Picture shows cooked banana with the skin - cooked banana after peeling the skin

For the seasoning

Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal -3/4 tsp
Red chillies -3 (break it into 2 pieces)
Green chillies -2 finely chopped
Curry leaves -few

Coriander leaves for garnishing


Pressure cook plantain for just 1 whistle with the skin. Alternatively you can cook in a pot of water but will take a long time. The plantain should be soft but not mushy.( so see to it that you do not overcook the plantain)

After it cools, peel off the skin and grate it. (use grater with big holes).


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and saute for a few minutes until dal turns golden brown.

Then add finely chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, salt needed and saute till onions turn transparent.

Keep the flame low, add the grated plantain and cook for 2 minutes.Check for salt.

Now add the grated coconut, mix well and switch off the flame.

Squeeze juice of 1 small lemon and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for rasam sadam or sambar sadam.

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  1. simple and quick to prepare.. neat presentation..

  2. simple and delicious podimas.. love to have with sambar rice...

  3. Seems good and of course healthy version...

  4. Love this, it's been a while that I've had this..

  5. I do in similar way and its my hubbies favorite....So make it very often....tastes delicious :)

  6. love the new looks of ur blog...vazhakkai is my fav veggie..looks tempting.

  7. Dear Padhu

    Well. I am glad to go through your recipe and the images. The narration and index are very good. I have prepared the podimas by adding little more ingredients like Turmeric and images as the cooking was in progress. I shall appreciate any suggestions for improvement. With regards Rangarajan Bangalore 26072013 05:30 pm

  8. Hi Padhu, I've tried many of your recipes with tremendous success. Your instructions and pictures are easy to understand (especially for a newbie like me)! Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. How many minutes with a 850watt micowave ?

  10. Instead of grating my mom used to skin the plaintain , cut in to small cubes and then adopt the process u mention.


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