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Vaalakkai (raw banana) podimas recipe | raw banana podimas

by Jeyashri suresh
Vazhakkai podimas recipe, i recently learnt from my mom and since it is different from the usual podimas we make usually. .My mom learnt this from my athai,(aunt). So thanks to my athai .We all enjoyed it and here is the recipe of Vazhakkai podimas. Check out my potato podimas and vazhaikkai chips recipe.

Vazhakkai podimas

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Raw banana  2
     Toor dal   2 tblsp
     Red chili   2
     Asafoetida  2 pinches
     Salt   as needed
     Coconut  2 tblsp
     Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
     Urad dal  1/2 tsp
     Oil   3 tsp
                                         Video of vazhakkai podimas


Raw banana podimas

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  • In a kadai add 1/2 tsp of oil and roast the toor dal and red chilli till golden brown.
  • Allow it to cool.Grind this into a fine powder along with the coconut.
  • Heat a kadai and add 1tsp of oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal and asfoetida.
  • Now add the grated vaalakai to it and add the ground powder and mix nicely.
  • Cut the raw banana into two and boil it with water for 10-12 minutes or till it it is cooked.
  • Don’t not over cook and this will make a mashed podimas.
  • Take it out when 3/4th is done.and remove the skin.
  • Grate the raw bananas using a grater.
  • Heat a kadai and add 1tsp of oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal, curry leaves and asfoetida.
  • Now add the grated vaalakai to it and add the ground powder and mix nicely.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl. You can mix this with  hot rice,along with papad .
  • Will taste excellent with vathakulambhu rice also.
  • Enjoy any combo of your choice.

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My cooking experiments November 23, 2009 - 2:06 am

Hi good recipe!Did not know that we could add thur dhal to it.Will try it out.

Sarah Naveen November 23, 2009 - 3:10 am

vazhakka thoran is one of my fav's.. have tried it with Red beans , but never with dal..
looks sooo yummy!!!!

Tina November 23, 2009 - 3:14 am

This is ma fav veg...but never tried this version...Sounds great..

Laavanya November 23, 2009 - 3:30 am

I love vazhakkai podimas but this is different.. My mom's version has onions, ginger & g. chillies with coconut. Must try this toor dhal red chillies version.

Soumya October 27, 2020 - 9:34 am

Tried this version earlier. Liked it very much. We use urad dal for frying. But this had a different taste. So repeating. Thanks

Nostalgia November 23, 2009 - 3:39 am

Interesting version.. like the addition of tuar dal.. thanks for sharing

RAKS KITCHEN November 23, 2009 - 4:17 am

Very new dish to me,sure will try out next time I buy this 🙂 Gorgeous pictures!

Lavi November 23, 2009 - 5:34 am

vazhakkai ya neela vakkula azhaga vetti irukkeenga!

I have been longing to try this vazhakkai podimaas. Now your pic tempts me lot...

Padhu November 23, 2009 - 5:50 am

Being a south Indian,this is not new to me.But the photos and the step by step pics is awesome! Keep rocking

Sushma Mallya November 23, 2009 - 6:05 am

liked the pics and step by step process too...must be really delicious as well

Priya November 23, 2009 - 9:34 am

Love this delicious version,sounds interesting..

SE(Denufood) November 23, 2009 - 1:16 pm

hey great explanation with steps..looks delicious..i do have raw bananas, will try this..

priya November 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

podimas looks superb!!!....delicious...and tempting pics, dear!...thx for sharing!

kothiyavunu November 23, 2009 - 3:47 pm

Looks tempting!!I love anything that contains raw banana!Nice step by step presentation..will try this soon.:)

Vrinda November 23, 2009 - 3:57 pm

Can't believe its made with raw banana,looks too good..thanx for sharing,bookmarked it,will try sooon

Raje November 23, 2009 - 7:02 pm

The banana dish looks so yummy and delicious. First time here. Nice space. Do checkout my site when you have a chance

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine November 23, 2009 - 7:26 pm

Looks so good and a very beautiful click.

Rohini November 23, 2009 - 7:39 pm

Yummy looking Podimas Jey!! I never mde podimas till date of my own, for some strange reason.. Your pics have tempted me so much, that I have bookmarked it! 🙂

Chitra November 24, 2009 - 6:53 am

Wow , super..have 2 bananas ..will surely try this 🙂

Sandhya Hariharan November 24, 2009 - 9:03 am

Nice..Will come here to see how its made.. Will make it for H..
I dont like this veggie 🙁

Gulmohar November 24, 2009 - 4:48 pm

Good recipe Jeyashri...New to me..Today I have posted banana chips 😀

Vidya Rao November 25, 2009 - 12:42 pm

Great blend of flavors..yummy..

San!!! November 25, 2009 - 6:35 pm

Lovely podimas,like to eat them with rasam as well as curd rice.Thanks for sharing the recipe jeyashri.

Kitchen Flavours November 26, 2009 - 11:29 am

Wow,,,looks flavourful and yum..quite a new version to me..will try this sometime...bookmarked...

Ushnish Ghosh November 26, 2009 - 12:57 pm

Dear Jeyashri
My 1st visit here and I regeret why I did not visit this place before.
I like your presentation, ingredients in tabular form , great.
Raw banana is my favorite, I am learning the south Indian style now.
Thanks for sharing and have an exciting weekend with great food

admin November 26, 2009 - 10:45 pm

Thank u all for ur encouraging comments.Do try u will surely enjoy this.
Raje and ushnish gosh welcome to my blog.Glad to see u here.Keep visiting

my kitchen November 28, 2009 - 12:31 pm

yummy,goes well with white rice

Akal's Saappadu January 11, 2010 - 8:48 am

vaazhaikkai podimas looks absolutely delicious;

came here through Rohini's bday wishes, thankfully! you've got a nice collection of recipes here!!

Renee November 7, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Looks like a very interesting dish!

radha March 11, 2012 - 11:32 am

I made this. It was much appreciated.

radha April 1, 2012 - 9:40 am

Yes, I use this powder with capsicum, kovai, cluster beans on a regular basis now!

Alboni - Boni's Healthy Twists August 2, 2016 - 6:13 am

I love your blog .... traditional recipes !!!

Anu Guruprasad October 13, 2016 - 6:49 pm

I loved this. It came out really well. Infact love most of your recipes. This Navarathri.. all my Neivedhiyams were thanks to your Blog. Reminded me of my Amma's neivedhiyams. Did not take pics to share. Thank you.

Gayathri sethuraman December 9, 2018 - 4:33 am

Jeyashri madam,I am following your blog several years but I never commented for any dishes,today I want to give a comment for this dish because I tried this several times in different ways but I never got a exact texture.today I got the exact texture(uthri uthriya).all the credits go to jeyashri's kitchen.


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