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Vazhakkai Poriyal
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Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana (Plantain) Curry

Vazhakkai Poriyal | Raw Banana (Plantain) Curry is very easy and quick poriyal. This will be made using very less oil and without onion / garlic. Raw Banana is cooked and seasoned with coconut and other spices. It goes very well with Sambar / Rasam rice as an accompaniment.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Poriyal
Cuisine: Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 3 Raw Banana
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt To Taste

For Grinding

  • 3 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • ½ tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 fistful Curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)


  • Peel the raw  banana and chop it to small cubes.
  • Add the chopped raw banana to a vessel and add water to soak the raw banana and add turmeric powder along with salt and boil it in stove. When the raw banana is cooked, drain the excess water and keep it aside
  • Grind the grinding ingredients to a nice powder in the mixer
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urid dal and fry it till it turns golden brown color. Add hing, red chilli, curry leaves and saute it for 10 seconds.
  • Add cooked and drained raw banana and mix well
  • Add the ground coconut-spice powder and mix well. Remove from flame
  • The yummy Vazhakaai Poriyal | Raw Banana (Plantain) Curry is now ready to serve!


  1. You can skip the grinding process and just add grated coconut at the end. It still tastes good
  2. While tempering, you can also add a green chili for additional flavor of a chili and additional spice 
  3. You can also add ginger for good flavor
  4. After chopping the raw banana, soak it in water from oxidation (it turns black otherwise).


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg