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Vazhaikkai Aval ( Raw banana poha)

Prema Vaidyanthan
5 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Vazhaikkai Aval ( Raw banana poha) RECIPE

This recipe was put together in an effort to use up 1/2 a banana. It just was ‘on-the-spur’ recipes. A healthy version and a wonderful way to use raw bananas which have a de ent amount of fibre and cleanses the digestive system. The chillies and lime juice add a zing to it and tickles one’s taste buds. An ideal dish for a satisfying and filling breakfast. With the roasted groundnuts for the crunch and coriander leaves for the flavor, this dish is an interesting addition to our list of breakfast dishes.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Poha thin or thick variety. 1 heaped cup
  2. Raw banana. 1 small
  3. Coconut oil. 2-3 tablespoons
  4. Mustard seeds. 1 teaspoon
  5. Urad dal. 2 teaspoons
  6. Green chillies. 3
  7. Lemon juice. 1 tablespoon
  8. Curry leaves. 7 - 8
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Garlic. chopped. ( optional)2 pods
  11. Roasted groundnuts or cashews. (optional)


  1. Peel and Chop banana into big chunks
  2. Bring a pan of water to boil, add salt
  3. Drop banana pieces
  4. Cover and cook till bananas are firm but boiled
  5. Meanwhile soak poha in water till soft
  6. Drain the cooked banana, cool and grate
  7. Heat kadai, add oil.
  8. Splutter mustard seeds
  9. Add urad dal and fry till golden
  10. Add curry leaves and fry a little
  11. Add green chillies till soft
  12. Fry garlic if using
  13. Drain poha and add to kadai
  14. Add the cooked banana, and required salt
  15. Put off gas
  16. Add lime juice and coriander leaves
  17. Mix gently to combine both nicely.
  18. Add roasted groundnuts if using
  19. Serve with fried or roasted papad or spicy pickle

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Feb-21-2018


Vanaja Shankar
Vanaja Shankar   Feb-15-2018

Yummy easy and healthy

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