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Friday, September 28, 2007

My  mom makes this vazhakkai curry. MIL makes vazhakkai curry this way. But this is a simpler one and equally flavourful one. The jeera, coconut and shallots give a great flavour! Do try it.


Vazhakkai curry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 3


Plantain/ vazhakkai - 2

Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

Salt - As needed

Oil - 1 tblsp

To Grind

Coconut, grated - 3-4 tblsp

Shallots - 4

Jeera/ cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Red chillies - 3-4

To temper

Oil - 2 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Cut off the two ends of the banana and peel the skin with the use of peeler or knife. Cut into two halves length wise and then slice into thick pieces as show in the picture. Keep it immersed in water. Mean while, Grind first red chillies and coconut into paste with water in a blender.1-vazhakkai
  2. Add onion and jeera lastly and give it a rough grind. Heat kadai with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table.2-vazhakkai
  3. Add the cut banana and give it a stir. Add ground paste, turmeric and salt. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well.3-vazhakkai
  4. Cook covered in low flame for 3-4 minutes. Once all the water absorbed, cook in medium flame for 4-5 minutes. Turn in between to avoid burning. Cook until golden crust is formed.4-vazhakkai


  • Use the water that we drain after washing rice (ariso mandi or Kazhani) to keep the plantain immersed. This helps in removing the stickiness of the plantain.
  • You can replace redchilli with sambar powder.

Serve as accompaniment for rice.


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  1. Another recipe of raw banana....Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. I made one simple raw banana curry next time I will try your recipe.:))

  2. Sure,give it a try and let me know kajal...:)

  3. Looks yummy. Bet you had a nice meal.

  4. Ya kribha, you are right!! Heavy meals:)

  5. Looks Nice. By raw banana, did you mean plantains or just plain raw banana?

  6. o my ! the curry looks stunning; loved this version- nice recipe

  7. Guess the pics are updated n am drooling here.. does it really turn to golden yellow color at the last?

  8. can we replace shallot by big onion or can we skip shallot.bcoz i dont get shallot?

    1. Yes you can replace it with 1/2 of a large onion.

  9. A different recipe with Plantain !! Super.. I'm gonna give it a try. Thank u :)

  10. Hi, i am from France, i tried this recipe with same ingredients but bit different. i use Tefal pan . i used big onion.

    my hubby n i loved it!

    i am great fan of you page. don't know who takes photos of recipe but they give me hungry on seeing them. lol

  11. mouth watering recipe Raji, but I wonder how the colour got changed suddenly in the last photo!!!

    1. You can try and see how its changing. I dont do anything for photo sake. I just click what I cook as such. In fact I want to show it as such so that to help people cooking.

  12. I am a great fan of you, Raks. This recipe came out great. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  13. Super cool yaar! Did this and got loads of praises :)

  14. Hi. I always goofed up while making vazhakka curry...but this receipe turned out to be so perfect. Everyone loved it.


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