Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Raw Banana Plaintain Podimas - Vazhakkai Podimas


Raw Banana Plaintain - Vazhakai - 2nos.
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal - Ulutham Parupu - 1 table spoon
Bengal gram - Kadalai Parupu - 1 table spoon
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 3 nos.
Ginger - Inji - small quantity
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Grated/Shredded coconut - Thuriviya thengai - small quantity
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


  1. Peel off the skin and cut raw banana plaintain in water. Add a tea spoon of curd to it. Boil it for some 5 minutes in microwave oven or in gas stove. Keep other required ingredients ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard, black gram dal, curry leaves, asafoetida, ginger, green chillies, grated coconut, and finally plaintain. Add little salt to it. Mix them well.

Plaintain podimas is delicious and ready to be served. It can be served along with rice. It can be served for 2 people. It requires 20 minutes to cook.

Note: Plaintain after chopping should be soaked in water, else it will turn out black in colour.

Optional: Banans can be smashed and cooked instead of cutting into small pieces. Turmeric powder and lime juice can be added for taste.

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