Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala | How to make Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala

By Ayesha Ziana  |  19th Feb 2018  |  
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About Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala Recipe

A simple yet delicious spicy raw banana(vaazhakka)masala made in Tamilnadu Chettinad style. This can be made in dry or semigravy or gravy consistency as desired.

Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala

Ingredients to make Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala

  • Raw banana 2
  • onion 1
  • tomato 1
  • oil 2 tbsp or as req.
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • curry leaves 1 sprig
  • coriander leaves(optional)
  • salt as req.
  • water as req.
  • To grind: coconut 2 handful
  • Green chilli 2
  • ginger a small piece
  • garlic 5 cloves
  • shallots 5
  • pepper 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • saunf 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilli 3 to 5

How to make Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala

  1. In a pan, pour little oil, and saute the raw banana chopped lengthwise for a few mins. Remove and transfer to a plate.
  2. In the same pan, pour little more oil, and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  3. Now, add the fine chopped onion and saute well. Next add the fine chopped tomato and again saute well till it becomes mushy.
  4. Add the sauted raw banana pieces now, and mix well for a few mins.
  5. Meanwhile, grind the 'to grind' ingredients to a slightly coarse paste(If you need a semi gravy or gravy, then grind into a smooth paste and add water accordingly).
  6. Add the ground masala to the pan, add salt and little water, and cook for a few mins in simmer after closing with a lid.
  7. When the raw banana is well merged with the masala, sprinkle some coriander leaves and switch off the stove. That's it.
  8. Your delicious spicy chettinad vaazhakka dry masala is ready to be served with hot rice.

My Tip:

Since the Chettinad recipes are usually very spicy, this recipe too is spicy, but you can adjust it as per your need.

Reviews for Chettinad Vaazhakka Dry Masala (1)

Shelly Sharma9 months ago

Deliciously amazing.
Ayesha Ziana
9 months ago
Tnk u so much dear :)