Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vazhakkai / Green (Unripe) Banana Fry

Both the Ripe and Unripe Banana are good sources of Vitamins and Minerals. Unripe Banana has a good starch content and takes more time to digest. Also, it is served to those who suffer from Diarrhea. For more unknown facts check out here. There are many methods to prepare Vazhakkai fry. This is one of them.


Unripe Banana(small) 4
Curry Leaves 5
Grated Coconut 4tsp
Dried Red Chillies 1-2
Cumin ¾ tsp
Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
Mustard Seeds ¾ tsp


Peel the outer skin of Vazhakkai and cut into thin circular pieces.
Grind Together: Coconut, Cumin and Chillies.


Heat required Water in a Pan. Add chopped Vazhakkai. Boil till it becomes soft and half cooked. Drain water and keep it aside.

Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add Mustard Seeds. When popped, reduce flame and add Curry Leaves. Add Vazhakkai,Turmeric Powder and Salt. Mix well. Fry till almost done on a medium flame.

Now add ground Coconut-Cumin-Chillies mixture. Fry for 2-3 minutes more till done.

Serves: 2-3
Serve hot with Rice and any Kuzambhu or Sambar.

Updated on Apr 23, 2011:

Green Banana can also be chopped into small cubes and prepared in the above described method. Cutting this way helps cooking faster.

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