Friday, November 15, 2013

Vazhakkai pittu / vazhakkai podimas / scrambled raw banana

vazhakkai podimas

Ingredients (serves for 2)

big size raw banana - 1 (if you are using small ones, use 2)
grated coconut - 2 tsp
salt - as needed
green chili - 3
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
big onion - 1/2
curry leaves - few


  • chop the onion and green chilies
  • Cook the raw bananas with skin either in a pressure cooker for 5 - 10 mins or cook it directly in a vessel with water
  • once its cooked, peel off the skin. it will come out easily
  • grate the cooked banana and keep it aside
  • heat a vessel with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves
  • once it splutters, add the chopped onion and green chili.
  • fry till the onion becomes transparent
  • add salt and grated banana and cook for 4 - 5 mins
  • you can also add red chili powder for a different taste and flavor. (optional step)
  • add grated coconut and saute it for 2 more mins and switch off the flame
  • serve as a side dish with milagu thokku, thatta payiru kuzhambu, kariveppilai kuzhambu etc.,

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