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.
How to make Valakkai Podimas- Plantian Podimas
Prep time- under 10 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Serves - 2
Raw Banana/plantian - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Juice of a small lemon
Salt as required
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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