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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Vazhakkai Poriyal-Raw Banana (plantain) Curry-No onion no garlic recipe

This is a very simple Tamil Brahmin recipe without onion and garlic. It is prepared with very less oil and is very healthy compared to the vazhakkai fry. It goes very well with rasam and sambar rice and is commonly served in marriages. Today we will learn how to make vazhakkai thengai curry following this easy recipe.

Vazhakkai Poriyal-Raw banana curry

Vazhakkai Poriyal-Raw Banana Curry with coconut

Vazhakkai Poriyal-Raw Banana Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian-Brahmin Iyer

   Ingredients needed

   Vazhakkai-plantain -3
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt as required
   Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 3 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal -1 tsp
   Red chillies -2
   Hing/asafoetida - a pinch
   Green chillies -3 slit
   Ginger -1 inch piece finely chopped
   Curry leaves - few


Peel the skin of plantain and chop it into cubes or medium sized pieces. Keep it in water to prevent discoloration.

vazhaikkai-raw banana

Cook plantain in water adding salt and turmeric powder until soft but not mushy. It should retain its shape, so make sure you do not overcook it.

vazhaikkai-raw banana poriyal

Once cooked, drain the water completely and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal. When dal turns golden brown, add red chillies, hing, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves.

how to make vazhakkai curry

Saute for 2-3 seconds and then add the cooked plantain and mix well so that it is well coated with the seasoning. Check for salt. If required add and mix well.

vazhaikkai poriyal

Then add grated coconut, mix well and remove from heat.

Delicious, easy and healthy plantain stir fry is ready to be served with rice.

Note - As raw plantain might cause stomach discomfort for some people, I have added hing and ginger. So do not omit that when preparing this curry.

Check out my another version of  Plantain curry using chilli powder and vegetable curry podi.

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  1. Very easy and very tasty
    Yummy yummy !!

  2. Hi Padhu...ur cooking style and way of presenting is osummmm....it is very useful for beginners......can you try to make a android app contains all ur recepies?? If so it is really very useful for ur followers....

  3. Simple and clear explanation. Thanks. Maybe, you can mention the duration to keep the raw banana soaked in water. Totally clueless cooks will find it more precise

  4. Such a simple and nice presentation. So many thanks to you.


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