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Vazhaikai Paal Kuzhambu

A gravy that is made with plantain (raw banana) and coconut milk. This dish can be served with steamed rice.

Vazhaikai Paal Kuzhambu

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A gravy that is made with plantain (raw banana) and coconut milk.


  • 1 Plantain (raw banana)

  • 1 Coconut

  • 1 heapedteaspoon sambar powder

  • A pinch of turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste

  • 2 teaspoon oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard

  • Asafoetida- a pinch

  • Few curry leaves

  • 3 or 4 sambar onion chopped finely


  • Begin by grating the coconut using a fine grater or food processor.
  • Once the coconut is grated, use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to separate the thick coconut milk from the pulp.
  • Set the thick coconut milk aside in a separate container, being careful not to mix it with the thinner coconut milk that may be extracted later.
  • If desired, repeat the process with the remaining coconut pulp to extract additional coconut milk.
  • Remove skin from the plantain and cut into four and then cut lengthwise into 3 inch pieces.
  • Put it in a vessel and add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Add the thin coconut milk to cover the vegetable.
  • Bring to boil and cook till the plantain is soft. Reduce heat and add the thick coconut milk. Bring to boil.
  • Season it with mustard, asafoetida, chopped onion and curry leaves.

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