Vazhakai Podimas/Raw banana stir fry

Vazhakai podimas is a simple stir fry recipe using Raw bananas. Podimas means mash in Tamil. It makes a perfect side dish for a south Indian lunch



3 Raw bananas

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp mustard seed

A pinch of Hing

Some curry leaves


For Spice powder

1 tablespoon rice

1 tablespoon toor dal

1 tablespoon chana dal

1 tablespoon Dhania

6 red chillies



Cut the banana into two halves. drop the bananas into boiling water and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. The bananas should be half cooked and firm and not mushy

Peel the cooked banana and grate the bananas using grater.


Roast the rice, toor dal, chana dal, dhania and red chillies and grind to a coarse powder

Heat a kadai and add 2 spoon of oil, then add mustard seeds and curry leaves

Now add the grated banana along with salt, turmeric powder and hing

Mix well and then add the ground spice powder


Saute for another 2 minutes in low flame so the masala coats evenly.

Remove from heat and serve with rice


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