Vazhakkai Curry - Raw Banana Curry Recipe

Vazhakkai Curry
We make vazhakai atleast once in 2 weeks and its mostly vazhaikai varuval or podimas. I love podimas the best as its mild and flavourful. When I saw this dry curry recipe I was sure to try it. It was very flavourful,yummy and amma loved it so much and gave a thumps up for it :)

Vazhakkai Curry Recipe

Vazhakkai Curry Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Reference: Raks Kitchen

Raw banana(Vazhakkai) - 1 big
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste

To grind:

Coconut - 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1.5 tbsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Garlic - 2

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  1. Scrap the skin of vazhakai, chop into lengthwise small pieces and keep immersed in water, keep aside. Grind the ingredients under 'to grind to a paste' with little water to a semi coarse paste. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once it crackles add urad dhal and curry leaves, fry for a minute.
    How to make vazhakkai curry - Step1
  2. Now add onions and fry till golden brown then add the paste. Saute for a minute.
    How to make vazhakkai curry - Step2
  3. Then add 1/4 cup water(I added little more) ,vazhakai, turmeric powder - Give a quick stir. Keep covered with a lid in medium flame until the veggie gets soft. When the water evaporates and the veggie is cooked, fry the masala until it gets dry and it turns light brown in color.Switch off.
    How to make vazhakkai curry - Step3
Serve hot with a generous serving of ghee, heaven I say :)

My Notes:

Raw Banana Dry Curry Recipe

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