Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Raw Banana/Plaintain - Vazhaikai varuval


Raw banana/Plaintain - Vazhaikai - 2 nos. (Medium)
Onion - Vengayam - 1 no.
Tomato - Thakkali - 1 no.
Garlic - Poondu - 3 nos.
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Mustard - Kadugu - small quantity
Black gram - Ulutham paruppu - small quantity
Bengal gram - Kadalai paruppu - small quantity
Turmeric powder - Manjal thul - small quantity
Chilli powder - Milagai thul - 1 table spoon
Coriander powder - Dhania thul - 2 table spoons
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


  1. Peel off the skin and cut raw bananas as shown in the picture and soak in warm water adding little salt and curd. Boil it for some 5 minutes either in pressure cooker or microwave oven.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard, black gram, bengal gram, asafoetida, curry leaves, then onions followed by tomatoes and raw bananas, turmeric, chilly powder, coriander powder and little salt. Fry the vegetables nicely for some 20 minutes. Turn around all the curry so that the ingredients mixes well and the vegetable becomes crispy. Sprinkle little water if necessary.

Hot and tasty raw banana is ready to be served. It can be served for 3 people. It requires some 25 minutes to cook.

Note: Raw banana should not be ripen as it will not be nice to cook. Bananas must be soaked in water before boiling because it will become dark in colour if kept outside after peeling the skin.

Optional: Vegetable can be cut in any shape, in round or into small pieces. Its all individuals choice.

I no longer prepare food or drink with more than one ingredient

Cyra Mc Fadden

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