ONAM/VISHU RECIPES View full collection here
Parippu-curry  Varutharacha-sambar-recipe-kerala-style  mixed-vegetable-sambar  Tomato rasam  Kerala aviyal  kalan  Mambazha-Pulissery Olan  Pumpkin Erissery  Pineapple Pulissery  Cabbage thoran  Ulli theeyal  Beetroot Pachadi  Pineapple Pachadi  Vellarikka Pachadi  Bittergourd Pachadi  Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti  Kerala koottu curry  Puli Inji  Sambaram  Parupu payasam  Semiya-payasam  Palada pradhaman  Ada pradhaman  Chakka pradhaman  Unniappam  Nendran-chips  Ila Ada  Chena vanpayar erissery  Moru curry 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Vazhaikkai Podi-Raw Banana Podi Recipe

Vazhaikkai Podi-Raw Banana Podi is dry side dish prepared with raw banana and spices. It is not very common, in fact many do not know about this dish at all. I do make this when I have leftover raw bananas/raw plantain. This is very tasty, when had with hot rice and ghee. Make any vegetable kootu to pair with it and your lunch is ready in a jiffy. These dishes take mere minutes to prepare. Today we will learn how to make raw banana podi following this easy recipe.

Vazhaikkai Podi

Vazhaikkai Podi-Raw Banana Podi

Vazhaikkai Podi-Raw Banana Podi

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide dish-Podi recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Raw Banana - 1 big
   Oil - 1 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed

   Spice powder

   Bengal gram dal - 1 tbsp
   Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
   Tur dal - 2 tsp
   Red chillies -3-4

   For seasoning

   Ghee - 1 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Bring water to boil. Cut raw banana into 2-3 pieces with skin and add to the boiling water. Add little salt and turmeric powder and cook on medium heat until banana gets tender. You can also pressure cook for 1 whistle. Once it is cooked, turn off heat and keep it covered. Let it cool.

how to make vazhaikkai podi

Heat a tsp of oil, roast bengal gram dal/kadalai paruppu, coriander seeds, tur dal and red chillies until dal turns golden brown. Once it cools, powder it coarsely.

preparation of spice powder for vazhaikai podi

Peel the skin of the cooked raw banana and mash it with your fingers, when it is warm.

raw plantain podi recipe


Heat a tsp of ghee, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, hing and curry leaves. When dal turns golden brown, pour the seasoning on the mashed raw banana.

Raw Banana Podi Recipe

Add the prepared spice powder, salt needed and mix everything well.

vazhaikkai podi recipe

Mix hot steaming rice with needed raw banana podi, top it with a tsp of ghee and enjoy.

As this vazhaikkai podi is a bit dry, pair it with some vegetable kootu. It goes well with any kootu.

Shelf life and storage - Store it in the refrigerator. It keeps well for 2 days.

Our lunch that day was 

Vazhaikkai podi

Ladiesfinger curry 

Sorakkai kootu   (now with video)

Instant mango pickle

Simple South Indain Vegetarian lunch menu

On a personal note, many of you might not be knowing that Padhuskitchen has recently started a YouTube channel. I would love, if you could subscribe to Padhuskitchen Youtube channel, so that I can make more videos every week. Do show your love by subscribing to the channel. It is free and I promise that I will give my best. You will never regret. Thanks in advance.

Thank you for visiting Padhuskitchen.com


  1. This is gorgeous, and sounds delicious!

  2. hi padhu I tried this it tasted great with hot rice and ghee as you had mentioned. Sunday lunch was koutturn and raw banana podi. tasted very delicious. superb

  3. Wow, i am first time visit your site but now i am big fan keep it up


Thank you for dropping by my blog.Hope you enjoyed reading the recipes.Your feedback and comments are appreciated. Comments with links to external sites will be deleted.