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February 18, 2016

Chettinad 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 usual Raw banana poriyal. Next I am eyeing on Chettinad varuval /roast without coconut. I will try to make it soon and upload here. Now 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: 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 ricekuzhambu and papad !

Raw banana curry

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Unknown said...

Yummy o yummy Chitra eat it separately without rice and kulambhu Lovely clicks

Chitra said...

Thank u Sadhana :)