Vaazhakkai podimas

Plantain/vazhakkai is one of the common vegetable that is used in almost all Kerala recipes – Mulagootal, moorukoottaan,mezhukkuperatti,aviyal, etc., vaazhakkai Podimas is a simple South Indian style stir fry with Raw bananas. It should be made with unripened bananas else its taste will be spoiled. it is slighlt different from the vazhakkai varuval/mezhukkuperatti and everyone likes it.


(Plantain)Vaazhakkai – 4

Coconut grated – 4 tbsp

Ginger – a small piece

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Green chilly – 1

Salt – As required

For Seasoning

Mustard – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

  • Cut the plantain into half and pressure cook it for two whistles. It should not be mushy.
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  • Now remove the skin of the plantain and grate it slowly.
  • In a kadai add coconut oil and sputter mustard seeds. then add urad dhal and channa dhal and fry them till they become golden brown.
  • Now add the ginger and chopped green chillies and saute them for one minute. 
  • Than add the grated plantain, turmeric powder, salt and grated coconut.
  • Mix everything together and add 1 tsp coconut oil at the end to enhance the taste and the flavour.
  • Its ready to serve.




Note: You can add 1/2 tsp lemon juice at the end.


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