Raw Banana Curry - Vazhaikkai Curry

This raw banana curry would make the perfect side dish for any rice varieties.

Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 27 minutes
Serves : 3
  • 1 raw banana
  • 1 onion,finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • few curry leaves
  • few coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
 For coconut paste:
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2 small onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
Grind all the above ingredients with little water
Cooking Directions

Wash and peel the banana. Cube them and put it in a bowl of salted water for 5 minutes. Heat 2 cups of water in a vessel. Bring it to a rapid boil and add the banana cubes. After 5 minutes switch off the heat and close it with a lid for 5 minutes. Then drain the water completely. Allow them to cool. 

Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, urid dal. Allow them to crackle and add the chopped onions and green chilly. 

Saute it till the onions turn golden. Then add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilly powder. Mix and saute them until the tomatoes turn soft. 

Then add the steamed banana, salt and the ground paste. Mix it well and cook them in low flame. 

Stir it frequently and cook until all the water evaporates in the curry. Finally, add the curry leaves and coriander leaves. 


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