Jun 23, 2013

Vazhakkai Chops

Vazhakkai Chops / Shallow fried  spicy raw banana – A delicious shallow fried side dish. Best with rice. Recipe from Dakshin Delights by Sanjeev Kapoor !!

Makes: 6 – 8 thin slices


Raw bananas -   1 big size

Salt – ½ teaspoon  (or to taste)

Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves, chopped - 4 nos (optional)

Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

Rice flour – 2 teaspoons

Hing (asafoetida) - 2 pinches

Tamarind pulp / thick paste – ½  teaspoon

Water – 1 tablespoon

Oil - 2 tablespoons (to shallow fry)


Peel and slice the bananas lengthwise into three to four pieces. Cut each into two if too long. Boil in salted water with the turmeric powder for five minutes and cool.

 Mix together the curry leaves, red chilli powder, coriander powder, rice flour with tamarind pulp and water. Make a thick paste. Apply this paste evenly on the bananas slices (both the sides). Cover and keep aside for fifteen minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan (flat frying pan / tawa). Arrange these marinated banana slices carefully and fry until golden brown on both the sliced. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon when turning other side. Serve hot with rice.

Chef's Tip:
Try this recipe with potatoes, yam etc

1 comment:

cookingwithsapana said...

looks crispy and flavorful !