Oct 18, 2013

Vazhakkai Podi (Fry) / Raw Banana Dry Curry with Freshly Roasted Spices

I think i have mentioned this before..I am not a book addict, i dont read novels, i dont read story books. The only book i read is cookbooks. Recently i have started reading magazine..I have been hooked to Good Food magazine. Each month i will be waiting for the book to arrive. I have written a recipe for that magazine and it got published as the reader recipe of the month. How cool is that..

Why am i talking about this so much. Because this recipe is from that magazine, and i tried it immediately..It was a huge hit in my home and everyone loved it so much..This recipe has become one of the recipe in my repitore..So here you go to the recipe.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Vazhakkai / Raw Banana - 7 medium size
Water as needed
Salt to taste

For Roasting & Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 3 tblspn
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 4
Asafoetida / Kaya Podi / Hing - 1/4 tsp

For Tempering:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Cut bananas in half and steam them for 15 to 20 mins till the bananas is cooked completely. Now peel them and break them into rough pieces.

Now make the spice powders. Heat oil and fry all the ingredients on a low flame till they are nicely golden. This will take around 5 mins. Allow them to cool down and powder them finely.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add in all the tempering spices and saute them for a min.

Add in the cooked broken banana and season them with some salt. Toss well.

Now add in some water and sprinkle in the powdered spices. Mix well.

Let them fry for 5 mins or so.

Switch off the flame and serve with rice.

Take some raw banana

Cut in half and place on a steamer

cover and steam

once they are cooked
cool them and peel em

Break them into small pieces
Take your ingredients for roasting
heat oil

Add everything in

Roast till golden

allow to cool down
Take them in a blender

powder em
Heat some more oil

Add in mustard and urad dal
add in curry leaves

saute them for 30 sec

add in banana
season with salt

toss well
pour in some water

mix them well

sprinkle the powdered spices

toss well

let them fry for few mins


  1. Excellent Aarthi.. I love you so much Akka..

  2. Raw banana dry curry looks delicious. Excellent preparation.

  3. Hi Aarthi,

    Did try this..the taste was good, but color was very mild was not appealing like yours.

    2. The banana pieces and the masala dint stick to each other well.

    Any advice?

  4. @JThere may be two reason, one you haven't cooked banana well. Or you didn't add water before adding the spices

  5. Nice recipes and thank you so much

  6. Nice recipes and thank you very much


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