Raw banana(Vazhaikai) is a common vegetable in south india. We cook different recipes using vazhaikai. For Podimas, we grate the vazhaikai  and when you fry and cook the grated vazhaikai it adds a lot of taste to the poriyal.

Vazhaikai Podimas(Raw Banana Podimas) / Vazhakai poriyal
Vazhaikai Podimas(Raw Banana Podimas) / Vazhakai poriyal
Preparation Time
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Cooking Time 20 mins
Servings3-4 persons

Ingredients:

Raw Banana3
Green Chilli2
Grated Coconut2 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste

For Seasoning:

Oil2 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Urdhal1 teaspoon
Chopped Ginger1 teaspoon

Method:
  1. Add the raw banana into a pan, immerse it in water and cover the pan. Cut it into half if the banana is big. Start heating the pan. The water will start boiling. Keep the flame in medium. Check the raw banana every 2-3 minutes. When one side of raw banana(Vazhaikaai) turns black color, turn it to other side. Once the color of the whole banana is black, wet your hands and  try to peel the skin. When the skin is peeled, then this is the correct stage to remove the raw banana(Vazhaikaai) from flame
  2. Remove the raw banana(Vazhaikaai) from flame and allow it to cool
  3. Peel the skin of the cooked raw banana(Vazhaikaai).
  4. Grate the cooked banana and add the salt and grated coconut and mix it well without smashing it
  5. Heat the oil in the pan, add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds begins to sputter add urdhal, chopped ginger, chopped green chilli, curry leaves and fry till the dhal becomes golden brown color
  6. Add the grated raw banana(Vazhaikaai)  and mix it well and keep it in flame for 2-3 mins in a medium flame. 
  7. Remove from flame and take it in a bowl. The delicious raw banana Podimas/ Vazhakai Podimas is ready to serve
  8. Vazhaikai Podimas(Raw Banana Podimas) / Vazhakai poriyal
    Vazhaikai Podimas(Raw Banana Podimas) / Vazhakai poriyal
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  1. the link to arachivitta sambar in the tamil new year recipes shows vazhakai podimas.pl do something!

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  2. Hi,
    Thanks for letting me know. I have corrected it now.

    Subbalakshmi. R

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  3. vasanthi raman23 October 2011 10:52

    Dear mami
    This is the first time i am visiting your site. lots of mouthwatering recipes. Iam planning to try diwali lunch The link to tomato thayir pachadi shows tomato thokku. pl give recipe for pachadi

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  4. Hi Vasanthi Raman

    Thanks for letting me know. I have corrected the link.

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