Feb 22, 2012

Raw banana(plantain) fry/ Vazhakkai poriyal

I always pick up raw plantain during our trip to the Indian store. Our favorite way to have this raw banana is in the form of banana chips or as bajji. I occasionally make this stir fry with simple spices and this makes a great accompaniment to dal and rice and also with rotis and chapatis as a dry curry.

Raw plantain / Vazhakkai - 1
Onion - 1/2 medium sized
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
All-Purpose curry powder/Sambar powder/Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dahl - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt to taste

Peel the raw plantain and chop the plantain into small cubes.
In a wide saucepan, heat the oil and do the tempering with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
Once everything starts spluttering, add the chopped onions and saute until it turns translucent.
Then add the chopped raw plantain and the spice powder (all-purpose curry powder/chilli powder/sambar powder), turmeric powder and salt.
Mix everything together and add half a cup of water. Cover and cook for about two minutes.
Remove the lid and stir everything together again. Allow the plantain to roast and turn crispy and golden brown for about five minutes.
Remove from heat and serve warm with rice and any curry or dal.


  1. Looks good.. I prepare them quite often too.. :)

  2. I too do this the same way. Nice and simple one

  3. I usually pressure cook the plantains and fry them, next time I will try this way..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. Yummy curry, never tried adding onions to this curry.Will do it next time

  5. nice clicks and great curry to make in a jiffy dear

  6. Simple stir fry, love it a lot with dal and rasam a lot!

  7. Like the tiny bites of banana..lovely!

  8. I make vazhakkai curry similarly but without onions..yummy...

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  10. i love raw banana too.. this looks yummy, perfect with some curdrice & pickle :)

  11. My favourite, I can finish it off in bowls

  12. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

  13. Yum ! Divya....I make it this way too the only diff is I've started cooking the plantain or potatoes in the microwave...nice clicks

  14. I love this veggie as a fry or bajji...looks yumm

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  16. i have made this just once and loved it..but ahve had no luck sourcing the ingredient after that :(

  17. Simple and s satisfying. Looks classic and perfect!


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