Vazhakkai Curry | How to make Vazhakkai Curry

By Shaheen Ali  |  26th Mar 2017  |  
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About Vazhakkai Curry Recipe

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

Vazhakkai Curry is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Vazhakkai Curry in your kitchen. This recipe requires 10 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Vazhakkai Curry by Shaheen Ali has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Vazhakkai Curry at home without any difficulty. Vazhakkai Curry is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Vazhakkai Curry would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Vazhakkai Curry this weekend. Share your Vazhakkai Curry cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Shaheen Ali for inputs. In case you have any queries for Vazhakkai Curry you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Shaheen Ali. You can also rate the Vazhakkai Curry and give feedback.

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
  • 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.

Reviews for Vazhakkai Curry (1)

Diksha Wahi2 years ago

Awesome veg dish recipe!

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