Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vaazhaikai(Raw Plantain) poriyal

This is the simplest dish you can ever make,, that too it consumes less oil. Adding chopped onions will enhance its flavor. Here I have not used onions(yet it was tasty ! :)). This is a good side dish for any kind of sambar/kuzhambu rice.


4 medium sized raw plantains (Peel the skin,cut into pieces and dip in water in order to prevent it from changing its color)
Mustard seeds - 1 spoon
Channa Dal - 1 spoon
Urad dal - 1/2 spoon
asafoetida - 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves - few
Red Chilllies - 3-4
Turmeric - 1/4 spoon
Salt - as needed
Oil - 2 spoons


  • Cook the chopped raw plantain pieces in a vessel adding enough water. It may hardly take 10-15 mins on a medium flame. Once they are tender, switch off the pan and keep aside.
  • The pieces should not be too soft/sticky. 
  • Now in a pan, add oil, once hot, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, channa dal, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves. Wait till the dals becomes light brown.
  • Now add the cooked pieces along with salt, turmeric. Mix well.
  • Fry for 6-8 mins and switch off the pan.
Vaazhaikai poriyal thayaaar :).

Points to be noted:
If you prefer to use onions, add onions after seasoning. When they turn pink, you can add the cooked plantain pieces and continue as given above.


  1. I love this and perfect for a filling lunch wth rice, dal and papad :)
    First time your space, will be back often..

    US Masala

  2. Thanks a lot for your comments...this encouragement makes me feel that I should add in more recipes from here on..:)