Nov 2, 2012

Valakkai / Vazhakkai / Raw Banana / Plantain Podimas

Valakkai / Vazhakkai / RawBanana / Plantain Podimas

A tasty side dish with rice in Tamil cuisine. Recipe from Tamil Nadu cuisine by Ranee Vijaya Kuttaiah !!!

Serves: 3 – 4


2 plantain (valakkai / vazhakkai / raw banana)

Peel off the skin gently and cut into ¼ - inch cubes. In a bowl, boil 1 cup / 200 ml water with ¼ teaspoon turmeric  and ½ teaspoon salt, and coarsely mashed.

For  the seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon urad dal (black gram dal)

1 onion, finely chopped

2 green chillies, slit lengthwise

6 curry leaves

Boiled and mashed plantain

Extra salt to taste

2 tablespoon grated coconut

2 teaspoon lemon juice


Heat oil in a pan / kadai. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add urad dal. Fry on a low heat for 1 minute.

Add onion and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.

Add green chilies and curry leaves. Fry on a low heat for 1 minute.

Add mashed plantain and adjust salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.

Finally add lemon juice and grated coconut. Mix well until all the ingredients well combined. Serve as a side dish with rice.

1 comment:

Mythreyi said...

Goes well with Hot Rice..

Yum! Yum! Yum!