Vazhakkai podimas or vazhakkai puttu is a simple south Indian accompaniment for rice, sambar/ kuzhambu, made with plantain (raw banana - un ripe banana).
A simple recipe which I learnt through friends, because I have not tried or tasted in my house. I made this 2 weeks back and I found a reader friend used turmeric in this recipe. If I had known, I would have made and clicked with turmeric, but no worries, I have added in ingredients as optional ingredient.
Vazhakkai podimas can be a perfect side dish for tangy kuzhambu varieties. I have tried this another way with different ingredients only once but after many years, now only trying again with this simple method and ingredients.