Vazhakkai Curry | How to make Vazhakkai Curry

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About Vazhakkai Curry

Vazhakkai meaning Plantain or Raw Banana is something i have grown up eating. Since childhood i always had a privilege to be surrounded by South Indian neighbors. They often use to cook their delicacies and send us too in a bowl to relish. Since then i developed a strong liking towards South Indian Cuisines. The use of coconut and spices in the dishes is simply awesome which certainly makes it stand out from the other regional cuisines. I still remember the aroma that use to fume out from my neighbors kitchen making me salivate…lol

The delicious and mouthwatering Vazhakkai Curry is a famous dish of South Indian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Vazhakkai Curry is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Vazhakkai Curry. Shaheen Ali shared this Vazhakkai Curry recipe which is perfect to serve for 2 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Vazhakkai Curry. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Vazhakkai Curry recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves2People
Vazhakkai Curry

Ingredients to make Vazhakkai Curry

  • 3 Raw Banana/ plantain/ vazhakkai
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp sambhar powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • To Grind :
  • 5 TBSP GRATED COCONUT
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fennel
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper corns
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 4 whole dry red chilies
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly choped
  • I onion , roughly chopped
  • TO TEMPER :
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves

How to make Vazhakkai Curry

  1. Take the plantains and cut off the two ends and peel the skin with knife.
  2. Cut the plantains into two half length wise and then chop into medium sized pieces. Keep the pieces immersed in water so that they doesn't turn dark/black.
  3. Meanwhile in a mixer grind the coconut, cumin, fennel, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, garlic and whole red chilli first into a thick paste by adding little water.
  4. Now add the coarsely chopped onion into the coconut paste and grind again to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in a wok and add the tempering i.e., mustard and curry leaves.
  6. As soon as the mustard starts to splutter, add the coconut paste along with turmeric powder and fry well.
  7. Now add the plantain pieces, sambhar powder and mix them all together.
  8. Saute until the raw smell of the masalas leave then add 1/4 cup water (just till immersing level).
  9. Cook covered in low flame till the plantain turns soft. Adjust salt and once the water is absorbed completely add 1 tsp oil and cook in medium flame till golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with steamed rice and rassam/sambhar!
My Tip: Add water only til the plantain gets immersed , else the veggie will turn mushy.

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Diksha Wahi4 months ago
Awesome veg dish recipe!
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