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Vaalakaai kootu recipe | raw banana kootu – kootu recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Vazhakkai kootu or Raw banana kootu is a nice variation to the usual vaalakkai cuury and podimas. In our home, we used to make this during any poojas performed at home and for  over all for for all traditional functions performed at home.the recipe includes chilies,tamarind,jaggery and thus gives a great taste when mixed with plain rice or as a accompaniment for any other rice.
Check out my Vazhakkai curry and  Vazhakkai |raw banana chips

Valakkai kootu|Raw banana kootu

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3

    Raw banana   1 
    Channa dal   3 tblsp
    Red chili     3
    Coriander seeds  2 tsp
    Tamarind water   2 tblsp
    Grated coconut   4 tbslp
    Mustard   1 tsp
    Curry leaves    few
    Asafoetida   2 pinches
    Salt   as needed


  • Cut the raw bananas into cubes. Pressure cook it along with tamarind extract and 2 tblsp of channa dal. Add hing to it while pressure cooking,since my mom always say it lessens the gas content ,when adding at this stage.
  • Dry roast coriander seeds,redchillies,and 1 tblsp of channa dal and grind it along with 2 tblsp of grated coconut.
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  • Fry 2tblsp of grated coconut till golden brown and keep it aside.


  • In a kadai,add a tsp of oil and add mustard to it. When it splutters,add the pressure cooked items and the ground paste to it and mix it well. Check for salt. Add jaggery to it and mix it nicely.
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  • Now add the roasted coconut and garnish with curry leaves.


  • Transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy with hot fluffy rice or any rice of your choice.

raw banana kootu

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Sushma Mallya October 21, 2009 - 6:52 am

surely looks very healthy and loved the step by step procedure as well…would love to try this one….hope u had a wonderful diwali

Tina October 21, 2009 - 7:10 am

Raw banana is ma fav…nice post dear…

Priya October 21, 2009 - 7:33 am

Omg, this kootu looks tremendous Jaya…makes me hungry..

Rohini October 21, 2009 - 8:22 am

Looks utterly yummy Jey!! Never made Kootu with Vazhakkai, just poriyal or eriseri..

Vrinda October 21, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Nice kootu…v also make thoran with raw banana,yum and healthy…

SE(Denufood) October 21, 2009 - 1:26 pm

thanks jeya for visiting my blog..will add your on the blogroll..and banana kootu looks delicious..

Sangeetha Subhash October 21, 2009 - 1:42 pm

Looks yummy wish to have with rice.. One of my favorite veggies..any thing with raw banana..love to have it dear…

Priyanka Navis October 21, 2009 - 1:42 pm

looks yum.Nice step by step explanation

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine October 21, 2009 - 7:15 pm

That is one lovely dish, nice click.

RAKS KITCHEN October 22, 2009 - 12:42 am

Am going to try this today,I hav plantains in my hand 🙂 Sounds and looks good!

Sandhya Hariharan October 22, 2009 - 9:46 am

They look gud…. but i dont have personal likes for plaintain.

For the kitchen queen's page : You need to click on the word verfication atleast once or twice. then keep pressing tab.
the space to enter the word will come. Got this tip from Rohini.

Neha October 22, 2009 - 10:12 am

Nice recipe, and very nicely presented..
Happy Diwali..

My cooking experiments October 22, 2009 - 11:51 am

A very authentic and traditional recipe!Very nice post.

admin October 22, 2009 - 12:40 pm

thank u my dear friends for leaving ur comments
Sandhya thanks for the tip. will try it.
Neha ,SE welcome to my blog

vidhas October 22, 2009 - 4:11 pm

New to me , pictures are tempting.

Vidya Rao October 23, 2009 - 12:58 am

Hi Jeyashree, just stopping by to request you to collect your award awaiting in our blog!

Sree vidya October 23, 2009 - 1:02 am

Nutritious kootu and a nice step by step presentation.

Please accept my awards at https://www.vidyasrecipes.com/2009/10/awards-from-sanghi.html

Shama Nagarajan October 23, 2009 - 4:11 am

a lovely different kootu..first time here..nice blog…please do participate in my first cooked food event…..check my blog for details

admin October 23, 2009 - 4:31 am

Thank u vidhyas for honouring me with awards.Will soon collect from u all.And a have a lot of awards from all my friends.Wll update in my next post.
shamma welcomr to my page

kitchen queen October 23, 2009 - 3:17 pm

The vazhakai kootu looks delicious and yummy and also perfect picture.

Shobana senthilkumar October 23, 2009 - 7:46 pm

I havent tried kootu i usually make poriyal…must make a try:)

Madhu's Culinary October 23, 2009 - 10:05 pm

Looks Yummy! I haven't tried it. Will try it next time.

Rohini October 25, 2009 - 11:12 am

Buddy, just stopped by to say that you have been tagged again! Please collect your awards dear! 🙂

Chitra October 25, 2009 - 11:24 am

This is new to me..will try this sure.I tried ur veg briyani and it was very tasty..will blog it soon 🙂 Thanks paa

Gulmohar October 25, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Very tempting clicks…yummm

admin October 25, 2009 - 3:05 pm

Madhu welcome to my kitchen.
chitra thanks a lot,hope u all lke it.
Rohini thank u for passing the award to me.U showered me with so many awards.will surely put in my next post.

Padhu October 26, 2009 - 3:22 pm

Never tried kootu with raw banana but have done the same kootu with cabbage without jaggery.You really need lot of patience to take step by step photos.Hats off Jeyashri .

Home Cooked Oriya Food October 27, 2009 - 12:09 am

yum and looks beautiful!

Ammu Madhu October 28, 2009 - 6:52 am

good one..

Ishwarya June 17, 2012 - 3:46 am

Become a big fan of this koottu

Unknown January 19, 2017 - 11:18 am

I tried this and it turned out superb. Thanks a lot

Diary September 21, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Should it be thick or in liquid consistency?

Jeyashris Kitchen September 28, 2018 - 3:14 am

It is a semi gravy. Not too liquid as kootu. Bit thicker than that.


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