Vazhaikkai (Banana) Poriyal

Vazhaikkai Poriyal is a traditional South Indian dish made with raw banana. To prepare it, the skin of the banana is removed and the fruit is cut into small pieces. The banana pieces are then cooked with sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt, and water until they become soft. Excess water is drained. In a separate pan, mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida powder, and curry leaves are fried in oil. The cooked banana is added to this pan and mixed well. Finally, grated coconut is added and mixed before removing from heat. Vazhaikkai Poriyal is a flavorful and nutritious dish that can be enjoyed as a side dish with rice or roti.

Vazhaikkai (Banana) Poriyal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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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.


  • Raw Banana (plantain) – 1

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Asafoetida powder- 2 pinches

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon

  • Curry Leaves – few


  • Begin by peeling the banana and cutting it into small, bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the banana pieces in a cooking vessel and sprinkle sambar powder, turmeric powder, and salt over them.
  • Add just enough water to cover the banana pieces. Cook the mixture until the banana becomes soft and tender. Once cooked, drain any excess water.
  • Next, heat oil in a kadai (a traditional Indian cooking pot) and add mustard seeds to it. Wait until the mustard seeds start to splutter, then add urad dal and fry until it turns a light brown color. Now, add asafoetida powder and curry leaves, and fry for a short while to release their flavors.
  • Add the cooked banana to the kadai and stir it well, ensuring that the spices coat the banana pieces evenly.
  • Finally, incorporate grated coconut into the mixture, thoroughly mixing it with the other ingredients. Once done, remove the dish from the heat and serve.

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