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Vazhakkai Podi Recipe | Raw Banana Podi
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Vazhakkai Podi Recipe | Raw Banana Podi Recipe

Vazhakkai Podi is an very tasty and spicy crumbled dry curry made with raw banana. Raw banana is cooked, peeled and crumbled and then tossed to a spicy and flavorful tempering. A perfect accompaniment for Rasam, Sambar and any South Indian Main Courses
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Poriyal, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian Recipes, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 2 Raw Banana
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust As Needed

For Grinding

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Toor Dal (Pigeon pea)
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 3 Red Chili
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • Few Curry leaves


Cooking Raw Banana

  • Cut each raw banana into 2 pieces. Heat water in a pan. Add the raw banana and boil it till the skin changes to black and the raw banana is cooked and soft. Flip the banana regularly so that it gets cooked on both the sides. We don't need very mushy banana.

Prepare Grinding Ingredients

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add urad dal, toor dal, red chili, mustard seeds and fry till dal turns light brown.

Grinding Process

  • Take the fried ingredients to the mixer jar and grind it to powder without adding water

Crumbling Process

  • Once the raw banana is cooked, allow it to cool off and then peel off the skin. Then crumble the cooked raw banana. We can grind it in the mixer also
  • Once we crumble the raw banana, add salt and the ground spice powder and mix well without mushing the vegetable

Finishing Vazhakkai Podi

  • Now heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add split urad dal and fry till the dal turns light brown. Then add curry leaves and give a mix
  • To the pan, add the crumbled raw banana and mix well with the tempering. Saute the podi curry for couple of mins and the switch off the flame

Serving Time

  • Serve the delicious Vazhakkai Podi with Rasam or Sambar or any South Indian Main Course and enjoy this stir-fry



Serving: 0.3cup | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg