Monday, November 21, 2011

Raw Banana/ Plantain / Vazhakkai Podimas





This is my MIL recipe.I am not a big fan of Vazhakkai but when I tasted this podimas I started liking and enjoyed it. It tastes delicious with sambar sadam or you could try simply with hot rice & ghee which tastes excellent.

Ingredients :

Raw Banana / Vazhakkai/ Plantain – 2
Onion – 2no (finely chopped)
Red chili – 6
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal – 1tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves few garnishing (Optional)
Salt to taste
Oil – 1tbsp

Method:

  • Wash and cut the two edges of raw banana and cut into two pieces.
  • Boil water and add the raw banana with skin and cook for 10 to 12 minutes till the skin turns to dull color.
  • Drain out the water and peel the skin and grate the raw banana.




  • Heat oil in a pan and season it with mustard seeds, urad dhal, red chili, Curry leaves and asafetida.
  • Now add the onions sauté until it turns transparent.




  • Add the turmeric powder and the grated raw banana and cook covered on low flame for couple of minutes.
  • Finally add salt for taste and mix well and remove from flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with rice.

Yummy Vazhakkai podimas is ready to serve.

Note:

  • Do not over boil the raw banana.
  • If u feel the grated Plantain is too dry then you can sprinkle some water while cooking.
  • Finally, even can add few drops of lemon juice for tangy taste.



27 comments:

  1. very delicious podimas...loooks yumm

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  2. yummy podimas...never tried this before..will try this for sometime...

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  3. I have not tried vazhakkai podimas so far,your version sounds very nice :)

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  4. I make the same way..finally add coconut though! :)

    Nice recipe!

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  5. Yummy Dear.A Versatile Blogger Award is waiting for U at my space.Come and collect it pls.

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  6. super delicious podimas, looks yummy..

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  7. Never tried podimas. Looks yummy..

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  8. Tried once but dint get visible gratigs like urs ;)

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  9. thats a very delicious n nutritious recipe gayathri..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. A very new way to cook raw bananas, thanks for sharing such an authentic recipe :)
    USMasala

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  11. I like it. Love to have them with Sambar rice. superb.

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  12. Raw banana is not my favourite either, but the minute my back is turned I find it in the shopping cart!! And I do attempt podimas - I do not grate it though. Should try it sometime

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  13. Raw banana is not my favourite either, but the minute my back is turned I find it in the shopping cart!! And I do attempt podimas - I do not grate it though. Should try it sometime

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