Friday, April 13, 2012

Vazhaikai Podimas

This is a very different recipe with Raw Banana and it can be used as a side dish for Sambar/ Rasam rice. This is generally done done festival days.

  • 1 Big Raw Banana (Vazhaikai)
  • 1 Green chilly finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (Adjust to Taste)
  • 1 tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Cook the Raw Banana with its skin in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle.
  2. Peel the skin and grate the raw banana. (You should be able to peel it off with your hands only)
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard. When it splutters add the urad dal and fry it till it becomes a golden brown.
  4. Add the green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, grated raw banana, salt and coconut and mix everything well without mashing. (Use a fork to mix so that it doesn't get mushy)
  5. Cook for 2 min and switch off and add the lemon juice.
  6. Mix well and serve.

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