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Vazhakkai Podimas / Vaalakkai Podimas / Raw Plaintain Curry

Quick and delicious dry curry prepared with plantain. It can be prepared within 10 minutes
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Course: Poriyal
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Vazhakkai - 2
  • Coconut - 2 tablespoon + 1/2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Salt - as needed
  • To temper:
  • Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Channa dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili - 2
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafoetida - generous pinch


  • Remove the corners of the plantain and cut into big pieces. Microwave with water and little salt for 3-4 minutes, depends upon the size you cut and microwave setting. Plaintain can be cooked in a vessel with water and little salt on stove top alternatively. Make sure plaintan is not overcooked. Keep the raw plaintain aside till its cooled
  • Cut the corners and grate it. Keep aside for 5 minutes. Add coconut, salt (check for the seasoning once and add) and Turmeric powder to the grated plantain; mix well.
  • In medium heat, add oil to the pan, once when oil becomes hot add the ingredients under "to temper" and let it crackle. Add the Vazhakkai - coconut mixture and cook for 2-3 minute in low flame
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1. Curry Powder (coriander Seed, channa dal and red chilli) can be added for extra flavor
2. Turmeric powder can be added while cooking plantain
3. Grated ginger can be added for extra flavor
4. Onion and ginger garlic paste can be added
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