Gluten FreeVaalakaai kootu recipe | raw banana kootu - kootu recipes

Vaalakaai kootu recipe | raw banana kootu – kootu recipes

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

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  3. Madhu welcome to my kitchen.
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  4. 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 .


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