Friday, February 10, 2012

Vazhakai Poriyal/ Raw Banana Curry

Raw Banana(Vazha is banana & kai means raw) Karamedu or Poriyal is one of the easiest things to make. You could prepare so many dishes of it chips, bajji's, different types of karamedu..gosh!. 
I noticed that i have been constantly rambling about how i will soon get back to blogging..but have never been able to implement it :(.. A lot of things has kept me occupied.. travel, shifting to a new place and blogging unfortunately took a back seat..I am sure i am the ' Forgotten Fossil' of the Blog world :D, but its never too late to get back right.. atleast thats what my mom s been telling me :) n here i am with a revamp of an old posted recipe..

1. Vazhakkai/Raw Banana/ Plaintain - 2-3 medium ones
2. Red Chilli powder - 2tsp
3. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
4. Salt - to taste
5. Hing - a pinch
6. Oil - 1.5 tbsp

To Temper
1. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
2. Urad dal - 1-2 tap
3. Channa dal -1 tsp (optional)

Preparation Time!!
1. Peel the raw bananas and chop them into small pieces and put them in water, till you finish doing the same for the rest of the bananas

2. Once you have finished chopping all the raw bananas, drain the water completely. To this add, turmeric and chilli powders, hing & salt. Mix well and keep ready

3.Heat a wok, add oil, once warm, add mustard seeds. 
4.As it splutters, add the dals & sauté till it turns light brown. Now add the spiced veggie and cook on medium flame till crispy

Enjoy the karamedu with sambhar/rasam rice..& yes its that simple!

* Sometimes while peeling the vazhakkai, hands tend to turn slightly black , to avoid this grease hand with a little coconut oil..the black stains don't remain!
** Put the chopped Vazhakkai in cold water, till you are done chopping all of them, as they tend to get discolored. So, drain water completely, before putting them in the pan

Serving - 2-3 people ( totally depends on the length & size of vazhakai)
Duration - Less than 30 minutes


  1. love this fry vazhakkai fry with sambar sadham...yours with tempering looks so inviting!
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  2. Love this fry with sambar rice !! Very delicious one !!

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  3. just mouthwatering...excellent presentation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  4. @sangee & sravs: yaa even i love them with sambhar sadham.. its such a comforting meal!
    @torview, jay & aruna : thank u :))
    @hema : i was happy to hear from u..kinda missed u in the morning :D

  5. Hi Rasi,your vazhakkai looks yummy...we usually make koftas and my mother makes this stew of sorts with shrimp and potatoes which taste really nice...
    Was there a Master Chef India? I did not know, but then I am not into Master Chef at all...
    Have a lovely weekend :-)

  6. nothing like comfort meal..luks delicious.

  7. Yes I agree,its one of the healthiest vegetable and the varieties it offers is endless... Vazhakai Karamedu looks delicious..Goes well with rice n chapathi....

    Njoy cooking n happy blogging..

  8. This looks super delicious dear..I am very happy to give you a Liebster Blog award. Please do drop by my space to collect it. Here is the link- Liebster Blog Award

    Kande Pohe

  9. @suchi : thanks suchi :).. Koftas yum! god! the versatility of this plant seems endless..This plant was featured in the Master chef india's season was a good show with 75% focus on food & 25% on food..true to our indian sentiments :)..Hope u enjoying the snow :)
    @priya : sooo true :)
    @rosh : thanks girl!
    @Priya : :) yay!!! u made my day!

  10. Good to know, this plant was featured in Master chef India. easy and a good recipe!


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