Vazhakkai Podimas | Plantain Curry

Neeru Srikanth
Neeru Srikanth|
Last updated on Jan 10th
Vazhakkai podimas is a simple and healthy recipe prepared in my mom's place.
  • Prep Time10Minutes
  • Cooking Time15Minutes
  • Serves3people

Recipe Ingredients

  • Raw Banana/Plantain -2
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Hing – generous pinch
  • Lemon – 1/2
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut – 75 mg
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1.5 tsp
  • Urad Dhal – 1.5 tsp
  • Channa dhal – 1.5 tsp
  • Green chili – 1
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Curry Leaves –few
  • Coriander - few

Recipe Preparation

  1. Chop the head of raw banana. Boil the raw banana in water for 10 mins. It might slightly give a burst sound , it means that it is just opening up.
  2. Take out and leave it aside to cool. Remove the skin and grate.
  3. Mix turmeric, hing powder and salt.
  4. Take a pan add items given in “To temper” table in the order given.
  5. Once cooked, add the grated raw banana and mix it well.
  6. Switch off the gas and add coconut and squeeze lemon.
  7. You may garnish with coriander in the end.
My Tip: Gas must be switched off before putting coconut for better taste.