Amma makes valakai poriyal often, but it is made like the usual one with chilli powder and salt. This one is different because we add coconut and tamarind. Actually the bananas are cooked in tamarind juice so you will get all the flavour right into the banana which makes it even more tasty..
This recipe is from one my Brahmin friend at work. I have made quite a few recipe from her mom ( You can check it here)..I don’t know why but I have a latest craze for iyengar recipes..I think that their recipes are great and worth while to try and blog..As you can see from the title that brahmins call their poriyal dish as karamadu which sounds great right..
So here you go to the recipe and let me know what you feel..
Valakai / Raw Banana / Raw Plantain– 3 large Peeled & Chopped
Tamarind Paste – 1 tblspn ( I dissolved it in some water)
Coconut – 3 tblspn grated
Dry Red Chilli – 2
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Oil - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Take banana in a kadai. Pour the tamarind water and add some salt in that. Mix well and let it come to a boil. Simmer and cook untill the banana is cooked. Now drain it and set aside.
Heat 1 tblspn oil in a kadai. Add mustard and urad dal in that and allow them to pop.
Add dry red chilli, curry leaves and fry for few mins..
Add cooked banana and mix well. Cook this for 5-7 mins untill the banana is well sauted and just started to turn darker.
Add coconut and mix well. Switch off the flame and serve..
|Take all your ingrediants|
|Peel raw banana|
|Put it in a kadai|
|pour tamarind water over that|
|add some salt|
|mix well..Let it come to a boil|
|cover and simmer|
|Remove and set aside|
|add mustard and urad dal|
|add dry red chilli|
|and curry leaves|
|add cooked banana|
|and mix well|
|fry till they are little browned|
|and mix well|
|Taste well with rice|