Sunday, November 20, 2011

Spicy Vazhakkai Curry


Raw bananas/plantains/vazhakkai/Kaccha Kela is a very versatile veggie. It can be used to make anything ranging from an appetizer, snack, gravies, dry curries etc. We generally use this veggie in molagootal, mulagushyam , mezhukkuperatti, puli kutthi upperi, thoran, kalan, mor Kootan etc.  But my favorite is this spicy curry which I learnt recently. This goes very well with plain rice and rasam and also with curd rice.  So let’s get to recipe without further ado.

Serves: 4
What you’ll need

1.       Raw Banana/Vazhakkai – 4 Medium
2.       Turmeric Powder – a pinch
3.       Salt to taste

Dry roast and grind

1.       Bengal Gram Dal/ Channa Dal – 2 tsps
2.       Urad Dal – 1 tsp
3.       Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
4.       Red Chillies – 2 or 3
5.       Black Peppercorns – 5 or 6

For Tempering

1.       Coconut Oil/ Refined oil – 2 tbsp
2.       Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
3.       Curry Leaves – few
4.       Hing – a pinch

Method

1.       Wash, peel and chop the raw bananas into small cubes. Keep them immersed in a mixture of water and buttermilk/ curd till further use. Wash again before use.
2.       Heat a kadai, dry roast channa dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, red chillies, and black pepper till good aroma comes out and the dals have turned a nice golden brown. Cool and grind to a fine powder.
3.       Heat the same Kadai, with oil. Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and a pinch of hing/asafetida.
4.       Now add the chopped raw banana cubes, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Stir well. Sprinkle little water, cover and cook in low heat till the vegetable is cooked. Keep stirring in between.
5.       Once vegetable is cooked, remove lid and let it roast for about 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame.
6.       Now add the spice powder and mix well. Remove from flame after a minute or two.
That’s it! Hot and tasty vazhakkai curry is ready. Serve it with some plain rice and rasam for a comforting and fulfilling meal.



Note:  
If you have a steamer, you could steam cook the raw banana pieces until done.
You could also add a little bit of tamarind paste for a slightly tangy taste, but I prefer it without it.

Linking this to Veggie/Fruit of the month - raw bananas hosted by Archana originally started by Priya
Also to Only Curries hosted by Kamalika started by Pari.
And to the Winter Carnival happening at Tickling Palates
And to the Kerala Kitchen hosted by Fajeeda.

37 comments:

Chandrani said...

Lovely curry..

Priya said...

Super delicious curry, love simply with hot piping rasam rice..delicious.

Radhika said...

Love it with curd rice.

Padhu said...

Love this simple curry very much

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious curry kaveri,love to have it with rasam...

Ambreen said...

Nice curry, looks so good!

Now Serving said...

Yum! this is our favorite to have with either morekozhambu or poondu rasam :) Feeling hungry now!

the mad said...

thanks looks very tasty.

Tina said...

Luv spicy food..Looks delicious..

Christy Gerald said...

Truly tasteful and Yumm.Spicy Banana Curry Makes me drool here.Luv it.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Suja said...

Spicy and flavorful..delicious curry

Anonymous said...

vazhaikai curry is my favourite in any form.
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vineetha said...

wow dear..I like this,my mother in law makes a spicy preparation of vazhakka with pepper ,i love it,I wud like to taste ur version tooo :)

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this curry with rasam rice, looks so tempting. Nice one Kaveri.

julie said...

Yummilicious one..perfectly done!!

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Sushma Mallya said...

Looks spicy and delicious!

aipi said...

Love the spice blend, it looks spicy n lip smacking!
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Sobha Shyam said...

looks yum dear..delicious one..

sangee vijay said...

very nice preparation and the curry looks spicy and flavorful...love to have it with curd rice...yum..yum..

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Uma said...

My fav next to potato. Love this spicy curry and neat and understandable explanations.

Pushpa said...

Delicious podimas,perfect with some rasam rice.

divya said...

wow...sounds absolutely tempting...

Neha said...

Very yummy.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking flavourful curry

Gayathri NG said...

Spicy n yummy curry...

Shanthi said...

This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.

Vidhya said...

Love this spicy and flavorful stir fry.I am book marking this.

ANU said...

very nice curry....


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Amy said...

delicious!!!!
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Prathima Rao said...

I love spicy subzis..So does my family..Cant wait to give this a try!!
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Jay said...

wonderful combo of flavors...awesome recipe..

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Swathi said...

Delicious stirfry. Love to try with rice and rasam.

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anthony stemke said...

This is a lovely, tasty curry.

Ganapathy Chidambaram said...

Hey Kaveri, Is there any way of doing this without the dry roast part?

Cheers..

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