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Monday, October 03, 2011

Vazhakkai Poriyal/ Raw Plantain

Vazhakkai poriyal / Raw Plantatin , a very very easy to make side dish and served with rice and sambhar/rasam/curd. When you are cooking for large number of people this could be one of the best choice because it reduces the cooking time. Hence in Tamilnadu in olden days this is usually served in most of the weddings. Here is the recipe.
Vazhakkai Poriyal

  • 1 Raw Banana/Plantain
  • 5 to 8 no of Shallots, peeled and chopped (or you can use red/white Onion)
  • 1 tbsp of  split bengal gram /Channa dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 3 Dry red chillies 
  • 1 spring of Curry leaves 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp of grated Coconut 
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Wash the raw banana cut the ends, peel the skin and cut into one cm cubes. Place them in a bowl with water.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai/wok/pan add split bengal gram chana dal and fry for 10 seconds.
  • Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, dry red chillies and allow it to splutter.
  • Then add the shallots and  fry till it turns translucent.
  •  Strain the water and add the chopped raw banana cubes to it. Cover and cook in low flame by stirring  and sprinkling some water in between .It will take five Min's to cook. (or else  Cook the raw banana in hot water along with turmeric powder and strain the water and keep aside and then add after the shallots).  
  • Add enough salt to it and cook for another 1 Min and switch off the flame.
  • Add the grated coconut and combine them well.
  • Serve with rice and sambhar/rasam/curd.
* When you are cooking the raw banana in hot water it just takes only 2 Min's to cook If overcooked it becomes sticky.


Shri said...

Looks perfect and delicious!

Jay said...

wow...yummy version..
love to taste with hot rasam rice..:)
Tasty Appetite

Chitra said...

Sounds simple. i never tried this method. will try soon.

Priti said...

Love this and with this wonderful pic it's looks more tempting

Priya said...

My fav poriyal, looks fabulous..

aipi said...

Simple yet so delicious ~ love the shots!

Padhu said...

Simple and delicious poriyal .I love it with rasam


Lovely capture,looks so lively!

Shanthi said...

Yummy and delicious.

Shanthi said...

Looks awesome and perfect

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow luv the click, looks so natural...yummy looking poriyal

Tina said...

its my fav,,looks perfect.

Neetz said...

excellent combo with rice :) i loved it!!!

Kaveri said... of my favorite poriyals...Glad to have found your wonderful space...

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely curry and very beautifully presented. Stop by when time permits

Prathima Rao said...

simple, healthy & comforting dish :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Treat and Trick said...

Beautifully presented and looks yummy!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Poriyal Luks perfectly wonderful and the recipe too.Luv it really.

Mano Saminathan said...

Tasty poriyal! Photograph looks inviting!

Bindu said...

hmm.. yummm.. sure will taste gud with rasam

khushi said...

nice recipe...hey why dnt u send it to my event:
Event: Kerala Kitchen

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks yum....nice presentation too...


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