Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vazhakkai Varuval


Vazhakkai / Plantain is always a great loved food by many... there are many interesting dishes prepared with it like bajji, varuval, chips etc... i prepared this in a varuval / fry for today with Drumstick and Green Mango Sambar which was a yummy lunch...

Many kids love vazhakkai alot coz its very tasty in all forms...

Here's the recipe for varuval...


3 nos - Raw banana / vazhakkai

1 tsp - Red chilli powder (adjust to your taste)
1 1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp - Oil 
Salt to taste

For Seasoning

2 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
2 Springs of curry leaves


Peel the skin of the vazhakkai/ plantain and slice them into medium size rounds and keep aside. Dont make it too thin or thick.

Take a mixing bowl, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, oil and required salt, Mix well like a paste.

Marinate the vazhakkai rounds with the masala paste and set aside for 15 mins.

Now add the oil in a pan and season with the seasoning ingredients, after they splutter add the marinated vazhakkai to the pan and cook with a lid closed for 5 - 10 mins.

Now remove the lid and keep cooking on low flame.
Use a fork to separate the stuck together pieces.
Cook till they are golden and crispy.
Serve hot with rice and sambar... yummy.

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