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May 12, 2018

Raw Banana Roast - Vazhakkai Varuval Recipe

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Raw banana roast
Tawa roasted raw banana fry / Vazhakkai varuval in Tamil was in my try list for years. Whenever my fellow bloggers post valakkai varuval in their Instagram feed, I drool at them😋. I know its a very simple recipe but somehow I never tried in my kitchen. Last week I tried this raw banana roast in dosa tawa for the first time. It came out very well. I haven’t used fresh masala like Chettinad version instead I used my sambar powder, garam masala powder and rice flour to the coat the raw banana pieces. It tasted great with sambar rice and curd rice. Raksha and Sendhil liked it very much. After trying this type of vazhakkai varuval, I am tempted to try more versions in the same. My neighbor from Pondicherry had taught me another version using freshly ground masala with coconut and fennel seeds. Soon I will try and post here. Now lets see how to make Tamil nadu style raw banana roast / Raw banana fry recipe with step by step pictures.

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Raw banana roast recipe

Raw banana roast - Vazhakkai Varuval

Raw banana roast - Vazhakkai Varuval

Simple & easy South Indian style raw banana roast for rice.

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish for rice
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Raw banana - 1 no
  • Water - to cook raw banana
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Rice flour - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as needed.
To Temper
  • Sesame oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few


  1. Peel the skin of raw banana and chop into roundels.
  2. Boil water adding salt and half cook the raw banana pieces.
  3. Remove in a plate. Add spice powders and rice flour.
  4. Coat well. Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard, urad dal, cumin and curry leaves.
  5. Arrange the raw banana pieces in the pan. Shallow fry both sides till golden.
  6. Remove in a plate and enjoy with rice.


  • Wash and peel the raw banana skin using a peeler. Chop into small roundels. Immerse in water till use to prevent discoloration.
    Raw banana roast recipe
  • Boil 2 cups of water adding some salt in a wide bowl. Add the chopped raw banana and cook for sometime. Raw banana should be just half cooked. Just prick with a fork. It should be hard to prick and unbreakable. Switch off the flame and drain the excess water.
    Raw banana roast recipe
  • In a wide plate, take the half cooked raw banana pieces. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, rice flour and salt. Mix well to coat the pieces.
    Raw banana roast recipe
  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Arrange the raw banana pieces and cook in medium flame till its roasted well with golden brown color. Flip and cook the other side too.
  • Cook in low to medium flame to roast it properly with a nice color. You can increase the flame slightly whenever needed to achieve golden brown color.
  • Remove the roasted banana in a plate and cook the remaining raw banana pieces in the next batch.
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  • Serve with sambar rice, rasam rice and curd rice. Tastes great !
    Enjoy !


  • For variations, you can skip cooking the raw banana pieces and apply the masala directly, cook in tawa for more time.
  • For more masala flavor, you can add 1/2 tsp of powdered fennel seeds and 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste.
  • I have shallow fried the pieces adding sesame oil. You can use any cooking oil instead.
Try this easy raw banana roast and enjoy with sambar, rasam and curd rice.
Vazhakkai varuval recipe

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