Thursday, March 15, 2012

Vazhakkai Curry - Raw Banana Curry Recipe

Vazhakkai Curry
We make vazhakai atleast once in 2 weeks and its mostly vazhaikai varuval or podimas. I love podimas the best as its mild and flavourful. When I saw this dry curry recipe I was sure to try it. It was very flavourful,yummy and amma loved it so much and gave a thumps up for it :)

Vazhakkai Curry Recipe

Vazhakkai Curry Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Reference: Raks Kitchen

Raw banana(Vazhakkai) - 1 big
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste

To grind:

Coconut - 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1.5 tbsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Garlic - 2

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  1. Scrap the skin of vazhakai, chop into lengthwise small pieces and keep immersed in water, keep aside. Grind the ingredients under 'to grind to a paste' with little water to a semi coarse paste. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once it crackles add urad dhal and curry leaves, fry for a minute.
    How to make vazhakkai curry - Step1
  2. Now add onions and fry till golden brown then add the paste. Saute for a minute.
    How to make vazhakkai curry - Step2
  3. Then add 1/4 cup water(I added little more) ,vazhakai, turmeric powder - Give a quick stir. Keep covered with a lid in medium flame until the veggie gets soft. When the water evaporates and the veggie is cooked, fry the masala until it gets dry and it turns light brown in color.Switch off.
    How to make vazhakkai curry - Step3
Serve hot with a generous serving of ghee, heaven I say :)

My Notes:

  • I reduced little pepper from the orginal quantity as I felt the curry a bit spicy for us. The orginal recipe calls for 1.5 tsp.If you wish you can reduce red chillies to 1.
  • It is a spicy curry so combines well with mor kuzhambu
Raw Banana Dry Curry Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I love vazhakkai too and my favorite would be vazhakkai bajji from the beach side stalls:)).Simple recipes are sometimes the most tastiest!

  2. i Remember my mother use to prepare something like this ..let me ask her ..thank u for sharing... let me also try this

  3. Curry looks so delicious and yummy... Will try soon...

  4. We also make this but a different version, gonna try your version...clicks are awesome as usual.

  5. love this...loooks absolutely delicious.

  6. Looks good ! We too make a dry curry using garlic.
    Thanks to you, I now have another new way of preparing this dish.

  7. i tried this once and loved it, but the availability of raw bananas is so rare, its been ages since ive come across some. Looks absolutely delish

  8. Delicious and lovely looking raw banana dry curry. Excellent preparation.

  9. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

  10. Lovely flavors! Vazhakka is one of my fav! Will def try this recipe!

  11. wow looks lovely and delicious ........

  12. delicious and spicy banana this..

  13. THat looks really yummy... must try this version.

  14. Spicy and delicious..looks so tempting.

  15. Very flavorful curry indeed. I have tasted the potato version of the same curry few times made by raks. Nicely presented

  16. Mor Kuzhambu and Vazhaikkai fry is such a lovely combination. I was planning to make this combo today and here is your post. I am making it right away.

  17. mmmm... I love this. My friend used to make this and when I tried to make,the taste was not perfect.

  18. This is just my kind of curry.. I love all these flavours.

  19. curry looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......

  20. One of my favs with curd rice. Such a comforting veggie to prepare.

  21. Looks very good.. a lil rice smasher & vazhakka karamedu..bliss!

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  22. Morkuzhambu and raw banana curry are made for each other, we too make this with less chillies as u mentioned. Nice clicks :)

  23. It sure looks very good. no doubt your amma liked it :-)

  24. Looks so good Sharmi. Lovely pictures !!

  25. I was looking for a good Vazhakka recipe. I am surely gonno try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  26. I made this. It tasted so good, but did not look like this! It was not so dry, but the flavours were nice and I think I shall use this paste with other veggies.

  27. Actually i dont like raw banana except for bajjiis.. but i tried this recipe. It is very tasty and sure will add to my weekly menu. Thanks

  28. Tried it out today and came out very good. Thanks for the recipe.


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