Raw banana Curry – Vazhaikkai Podimas Recipe – Plantain curry

Raw banana Curry – Plantain Curry – Vazhaikkai Podimas

Hi guys,

Raw banana (Plantain) Curry – Vazhaikkai Podimas – Raw banana (Plantain) would be boiled in water and then grated and cooked with simple ingredients that would render the dish extremely delicious.

“Podimas” is such a great way to cook those raw bananas deliciously without having to fry them in oil. I never had a great interest on Raw bananas except for those fritters – vazhakkai bajji, until I tried this one myself. It has turned out really very well and to my surprise, I just loved it 🙂 I would suggest you to try this way of preparing Raw banana Curry rather than our usual poriyal/koottu.

Raw banana Curry – Plantain Curry – Vazhaikkai Podimas Recipe

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

Ingredients:

1) Raw banana – 1
2) Water – as needed
3) Edible oil – 3 tbsp
4) Onion – 1 (Optional)
5) Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp (Optional)
6) Salt – as needed
7) Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
8) Urad dhal – 1 tsp
9) Green chillies – 3/4
10) Ginger (an inch piece) – grated
11) Curry leaves – a few
12) Cilantro (Chopped) – a few tbsp
13) Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
14) Asafoetida (perungayam/Hing) – 1 tsp

Preparation Method:

1) Cut a raw banana in the middle and boil them in water.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

2) Boil until the skin color changes  dark. This might take approximately 12-15 minutes.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

3) Now, peel off the skin. You can easily peel it off like you do for banana fruit.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

4) Grate them using a grater. This would be so easy as the plantain pieces are already soft.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

5) Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add urad dhal, curry leaves, finely chopped onions and saute well until they turn pink.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

6) Now add finely chopped green chillies, grated ginger and mix well.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

7) Add turmeric powder, hing  and salt and mix well.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

8) Add the grated raw banana and saute well for 3 – 4 minutes in low to medium flame. Take care not to burn the dish.

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

9) Serve the Vazhakkai Podimas with Hot Rice and sambhar (OR any gravy of your choice).

Raw banana curry - vazhakkai podimas recipe - Homemakingdelight

Raw banana curry – vazhakkai podimas recipe – Homemakingdelight

Tit-Bits:

1) You can skip adding onions, if you are doing it on a pooja-day. This would  taste good even without onions.

2) Add 2 tbsp of grated coconut at the last step to enhance the taste.

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