Vazhakkai Podi Curry – Raw Banana Poriyal

May 9, 2021 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year RecipesVazhakkai/Raw Banana  One comment

This Vazhakkai Podi Curry or vazhakkai poriyal is a simple side dish for rice, made with freshly ground spices. The freshly ground powder adds a magical flavour to this Vazhakkai Poriyal. Next to potato fry this is the most wanted side dish at home.  It is so easy to make and perfect for a lazy Sunday.. This poriyal along with rice and rasam is a feast! Post updated with video..

Here is the video..



Now to the recipe…


Vazhakkai Podi Curry My Magic Pan


Vazhakkai Podi Curry Ingredients:

  • Raw Banana – 3 ( Small)
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig

To dry roast and grind to a coarse powder:

  • Red Chilly – 3
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Jeera/Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Peanuts – 1 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp


Vazhakkai Podi Curry My Magic Pan



  • First dry roast the above items except coconut until a nice aroma comes from it. Finally add grated coconut and fry it for a few seconds and switch off. Cool it and grind into a coarse powder and keep aside.

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  • Peel the skin of raw banana and cut them into cubes. Keep this immersed in water. Cook it with salt and turmeric powder until soft but not mushy. It should be firm.

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  • Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard and curry leaves. Add the cooked raw banana cubes and saute. Add the coarsely ground powder and mix until it combines well.

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Spicy Vazhakkai Podi Curry is ready.

Serve hot with rice and rasam or sambar.


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  1. Adjust red chillies according to your taste. This was a bit spicy, May be u could reduce it to 2.
  2. Cook the raw banana carefully, as will it turn out mushy very quickly.
  3. Make sure to add the ground masala only after the raw banana is cooked.
  4. You can make the masala powder without coconut and keep it handy for making poriyals.




Vazhakkai Podi Curry My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

One comment to Vazhakkai Podi Curry – Raw Banana Poriyal

  • Nayna Kanabar  says:

    I love the fact that you have cooked these peanuts and coconut I will try this recipe. Inviting you to send this to flavours of the world grand finale at

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