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December 8, 2014

Vazhakkai Poriyal Recipe/Raw Banana Curry(With Fresh Masala)

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vazhakkai poriyal

Usually we make vazhakkai poriyal for keerai sambar using this way. But recently my MIL made vazhakkai curry aka poriyal using freshly ground spices. We prepared this as a side dish for mor kuzhambu & Pulisaaru(Vendhaya rasam). It was awesome. Basically I love any poriyal if its made with freshly ground masalas like my baby potato curry and ennai kathrikai poriyal. So I was very happy when my MIL made this for me. 

Friends, try this raw banana curry if you are looking for a change from your usual poriyal recipe. U will love it. U can also try this without Onions & garlic but these ingredients render a special flavor to this curry. Check out my vazhakkai podimas and vazhakkai curry recipes here. Lets see how to make this yummy vazhakkai poriyal recipe for rice.

Check out my Andhra style raw banana curry, Chettinad vazhakkai poriyal and raw banana roast .


Vazhakkai poriyal/Raw banana curry recipe

Vazhakkai poriyal/Raw banana curry recipe Vazhakkai poriyal/Raw banana curry recipe using freshly ground spices - Tastes the best with More kuzhambu and rasam !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dishes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


  • Raw banana/Vazhakkai - 2 nos ( small)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Dhania/Coriander seeds - 1.5 tbsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 nos (I used very spicy chillies.Use 4 nos for normal chillies)
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Garlic cloves - 2 nos (optional)
  • Tamarind - a small piece (1 seed)
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Wash and peel the skin of raw banana.Chop into thin roundels and immerse in water till use.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” except onion,jeera and garlic coarsely adding little water.Lastly add chopped onion,jeera and garlic and grind it to a paste.
Vazhakkai poriyal 1
Vazhakkai poriyal 2
  • In a wide plate or bowl,take the raw banana pieces,turmeric powder,ground paste and salt.Mix well.
Vazhakkai poriyal 3
  • Heat oil in a kadai and temper all the ingredients given above.Put the masala coated raw banana pieces and saute in low flame for few minutes.Add little water (say 1/2 cup) and cover cook till banana pieces are done.Do not over cook the pieces.After it is cooked well,remove the lid and saute the mixture in high flame for few minutes till the mixture becomes dry and turns golden brown.
Vazhakkai poriyal 4
  • Serve with rice,gravy/kuzhambu and papad !

Enjoy !


  • While cooking raw banana,keep checking once or twice in the middle and add water if needed
  • Increase the quantity of chillies for more spicy taste.
  • Use Byadgi chilli for nice color.In that case,add more chillies to get spicy taste.
  • Addition of tamarind helps to remove the slight bitterness from Raw banana.But its optional.
  • You can also replace vazhakkai by potato,pumpkin and brinjal.
  • It tastes the best with rasam rice and mor kuzhambu.

Enjoy this flavorful,spicy vazhakkai curry with rice & gravy ! Tastes yumm!!
Raw banana curry

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Unknown said...

Wow poriyal looks perfect n tempting to have tat with sambar.

Chitra said...

Thank u Swathi.Nice to c u here after some days :) Hope things are going well :)

Unknown said...

Poriyal with grounded masala..yum yummm

Unknown said...

All I well Chitra little busy with kids

great-secret-of-life said...

my mum makes similar one but without cumin seeds.. looks so perfect

Chitra said...

Ok,Stay in touch :)

Priya said...

I too got a similar post pending for sometime.This is a nice way to cut valaikai ,if its thin its not sticking to the tava and the upper part is not cooked properly.This flavor i can never forget.Def onions and garlic is needed to get a nice aroma and taste.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

So flavorful dish !

Unknown said...

making poriyal ti sway is new to me.... looks good

Anonymous said...

lovely recipe dear