Vazhakkai Varuval – Raw Banana Fry

March 18, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year RecipesVazhakkai/Raw Banana  7 comments

Vazhakkai Varuval / Raw Banana Fry is a simple fry with no fancy items. It pairs well with any South Indian meal combo(sambar,rasam, curd rice)I have already posted a Vazhakkai Poriyal recipe with freshly ground spices. This Vazhakkai fry does not involve any grinding though and can be made in 10 mins.

Now to the recipe…


[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins]


  • Raw Banana – 2
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Rice Flour – 1 tbsp


  • Peel the raw banana skin & slice into 1/2 inch discs. Heat a pan with oil & temper with mustard, jeera, slit green chillies & curry leaves. Add the sliced raw banana pieces followed by spice powders – chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder & salt. Mix well and cook in low flame for a few mins.

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  • Raw banana gets cooked very quickly. Once cooked, sprinkle some rice flour & fry for 3-5 mins in low-medium flame. Once it gets roasted evenly, switch off the flame.

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Simple & crispy Vazhakkai Varuval / Raw Banana fry is ready.

Serve hot with rice.



  1. Make sure to slice the raw banana evenly & thickly, If its too thin it will easily break.
  2. U can add pepper powder too.
  3. U can add crushed/finely chopped garlic after tempering for an extra flavour.
  4. Rice flour gives a nice crispy texture, so do not skip.

7 comments to Vazhakkai Varuval – Raw Banana Fry

  • veenashankar  says:

    looks great.. Love this anytime

  • chikku  says:

    crispy and yummy fry ..Love it dear 🙂

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    Tasty and yummy fry……!!

  • Priya  says:

    Delicious fry,i can have this fry happily with some sambar rice.

  • nandoo  says:

    very crispy fry. Sure it would have been delicious..

  • Chitra  says:

    Looks so nice.will try sometime 🙂

  • Prethika  says:

    Quick recipe …love to have for all meals

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