Vazhakkai Podi Curry

Vazhakkai (Plaintain) podi curry is one of the traditional recipes from my place.  This dry curry goes well with any rice accompaniment.   Powder that I prepared for this can be made in advance and stored in airtight container and it will last for so many days, but I generally prepare it fresh as it will have freshness with nice aroma.


Vazhakkai Podi Curry

Preparation Time : 10 mins  |  Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Side Dish


Vazhakkai / Raw Banana – 2, diced

Salt – as needed

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Asofetida – a generous pinch


Oil – 1 tsp

Channa Dal  – 1 tbsp

Coriander seed – 1 tbsp

Dry Red Chilli – 3 (According to your spice level)

Sesame seeds – 1/4 tsp

Peanuts – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp

For Tempering:

Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard Seeds  – 1/4 tsp

Urad dal  – 1/2 tsp

Channa dal – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring


  • Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned under “Podi’ till they are golden brown. Switch off and set aside. Once they come to room temperature grind it without adding water


  • Add oil to the pan. When the oil is hit, add the ingredients listed under ” To temper”  and let them splutter. Add the diced plaintain and saute for 5 –  7 till they are cooked. Add the grinded powder and salt and combine well. Cook for 2-3 minute and switch off





My Notes:

  • If you think curry is dry sprinkle water, but I haven’t added water
  • Can prepare the powder without sesame seed and peanut

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11 thoughts on “Vazhakkai Podi Curry

  1. […] a big fan of Plantain, occasionally I buy it. In our home we generally prepare Vazhakkai podimas or Vazhakkai podi curry as side dish for rice. This particular preparation I learnt from my friend’s mom and I liked […]

  2. simplyvegetarian777 June 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM Reply

    Yum :).

  3. lapetitepaniere June 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM Reply

    It looks very flavorful, Vidya 🙂

  4. Asmithaaa June 27, 2014 at 1:08 AM Reply

    it’s snack time!!…very good as snacks…healthy too…thanks for teaching us 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food June 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM Reply

      Thanks Asmithaa:) what a amazing idea you gave.. Wil try them for snacks

      • Asmithaaa July 1, 2014 at 12:39 AM

        Hmmm Okay Vidya :)…My pleasure …Thanks for considering 🙂

  5. Malar June 26, 2014 at 11:48 PM Reply

    I have to try this soon Vidya 🙂

  6. […] Add tamrind puree and salt. Cook till raw smell goes and vegetables are cooked. Add the ground paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add curd and switch off. We had it with Rice and Vazhakkai Podi Curry […]

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