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February 18, 2016

Vazhakkai Curry – Chettinad Raw Banana Fry Recipe

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Chettinad Vazhakkai curry
Raw banana/Vazhakkai is our family favorite vegetable. So I keep trying varieties of curry/fry recipes with it. Recently I came across this Chettinad style vazhakkai masala curry recipe in this blog. As it had fennel seeds/soambu, i got tempted to try it. I made it as a side dish for mor kuzhambu. It was a yummy combo.We all loved it. Though I made it less spicy,it was very flavorful and tasty with rice. I have included this curry in my routine lunch menu too.Sure,its a welcome change from my Raw banana poriyal. Next I am eyeing on Vazhakkai varuval/roast without coconut, but I don’t know when am i going to try itSilly . Lets see how to make Chettinad Vazhakkai curry recipe for rice with step by step pictures.Check out my other raw banana recipes
  1. Raw banana chips
  2. Raw banana bajji/fritters
  3. Raw banana kootu
Chettinad Vazhakkai curry

Chettinad Vazhakkai Curry Recipe

Chettinad Vazhakkai Curry Recipe Chettinad style raw banana fry recipe using freshly ground masala
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

  • Raw banana / Vazhakkai - 1 no
  • Big onion - 1 no ( chopped finely)
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no ( slitted)
  • Garlic cloves - 4 nos ( chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp ( i used Kashmiri chilli pwd)
  • Salt - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds/soambu - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

  • Wash & peel the skin of raw banana. Chop into cubes & keep inside water to avoid discoloration.Grind the coconut + fennel seeds to a smooth paste adding enough water.
Chettinad vazhakkai curry
  • In a kadai,heat oil and splutter mustard seeds,curry leaves. Saute onions,green chilli & garlic pieces until  onion becomes transparent. Add chopped tomato pieces and saute till mushy.
Chettinad vazhakkai curry
  • Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder and required salt.Mix well and add the raw banana cubes.Mix well.Add some water & cover cook till the raw banana is cooked well.Make sure it is not mushy.It should be firm.
  • Now add the ground coconut masala and mix well. Keep the flame medium and saute until you get a nice masala smell and raw banana gets coated with masala.Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
    Enjoy ! Chettinad vazhakkai curry

Chettinad vazhakkai curry
Check out my other raw banana recipes
  1. Raw banana chips
  2. Raw banana bajji/fritters
  3. Raw banana kootu

  • Original recipe called for using 2 green chillies.But i used only one to make it less spicy.So add more for spicy fry.
  • You can also add more red chilli powder instead.
  • You can replace raw banana with arbi/Seppankizhangu but you should cook the arbi before adding in masala.
Enjoy this yummy,flavorful vazhakkai curry with rice,kuzhambu and papad !
Raw banana curry

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