Banana (Raw)- Vazhaikai

Bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world. They provide fiber, potassium and vitamin C. They may also be the only plant whose all parts can be used, such as the stem, the flower, the vegetable and the fruit.

A raw banana refers to an unripe or green banana that has not yet reached its full maturity. It is firmer and less sweet compared to a ripe banana. Raw bananas are commonly used in cooking and can be boiled, fried, or baked to make various dishes. They are also used to make banana chips and are a popular ingredient in traditional cuisines of many countries.

Check out these raw banana recipes

  • Vazhaikkai (Banana) Poriyal

    Difficulty: Easy

    Learn how to make a delicious and healthy green banana curry with this recipe. It’s easy to prepare and requires only a few ingredients.

  • Vazhaikkai Payaru Kootu

    Difficulty: Easy

    Discover a delicious and versatile recipe for kootu, featuring raw banana and green gram dhal. Perfect as a main course with rice and appalam or a side dish for rotis.

  • Vazhaikkai Puzhi Varuval

    Difficulty: Easy

    A simple and quick side dish made with plantain (raw banana/Vazhaikai) and tamarind (puzhi). Can be served with rice.

  • Vazhaikkai Varuval

    Difficulty: Easy

    A simple and easy varuval made with plantain (raw banana or vazhaikkai).  This goes well with sambar rice or Rasam rice.

  • Vazhaikai Puzhi Curry

    Difficulty: Easy

    A side dish made with plantain (raw banana) and tamarind. This dish is served for lunch or dinner with steamed rice.

  • Vazhaikai Paal Kuzhambu

    Difficulty: Easy

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

  • Vazhaikai Podimas

    Difficulty: Easy

    Discover the flavors of South India with Vazhaikai Podimas, a delicious and healthy dish made with raw bananas. Perfect as a side with rice or chapati.

  • Vazhaikkai (Banana) Curry

    Difficulty: Easy

    Learn how to make a delicious South Indian dish called Vazhaikkai curry using raw bananas. Serve with rice or roti. Enjoy!


  1. Thank you for your cooking methods

  2. Excellent recipes. Thanks.

  3. Thank you Saras.

  4. namita sankar

    Hi Kamala,

    This is the first time I am writng for someone I meant in a blog…ur a tremendous person…I have ever come across I was a zero in cooking when i was newly married today i can cook anything because of u…ur my manaseeka guru no flatters …but its the truth

    thanx namita sankar

  5. Hi Namita Sankar,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

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