Vazhakkai podi curry – Raw Banana Stir-fry with Roasted Spices

Though I love all the veggies.Raw banana, potato and yam always stays at the top of my favorite list. For sure Either of the veggies will occupy my week meal plan for once. My mom used to prepare this stir fry along with vatha kuzhambu, Sambar… This stir fry will pair well with Dal Rice, Sambar or Rasam and also with variety rice. Adding freshly prepared spice powder makes the dish more aromatic, flavorful and yummy. Also try my other recipes with raw banana..

Chettinad Raw banana Curry

Raw banana Cowpeas stir fry/Nendran Kaya payar mezhukkupuratti

Vazhakkai Podimas – Mashed raw banana stir fry

Vazhakkai ennai pathai -Spicy and Tangy Raw banana roast

Raw banana fry/Vazhakkai fry

Vazhakkai Thoran

Let’s get into the recipe.

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 30 mins

Serves : 3 – 4


  • Raw banana – 450 g(3 nos)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp

For making spice powder

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 1. 5 tbsp
  • Dried Red chilli – 6 to 8


1.In a pan, Dry Roast Coriander seeds, Chana dal and dried red chillies for about 2 mins in low flame.

2. Peel off the skin of banana and cut them into cubes. Add them to a bowl of water to avoid color change. Add this chopped banana to a pan. To it add 1/2 tsp of salt and Turmeric powder. Add about 1/2 cup of water to it and cook them till they get soft and firm. They should not get mushy.

3. Heat oil in a kadai. I used coconut oil. Add Mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let them splutter. Then add the cooked banana to it. Saute them well in the oil for few minutes. Add the ground spice powder to it.Mix well.check for salt and add as required. Cook the banana for about 2 – 3 minutes until the banana get Roasted well. Add few drops of oil if required. Finally Add grated coconut and saute for a minute. Remove from flame. Serve hot with Rice.

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