Vazhaikai (Banana) Puzhi Curry

Ingredients

  • Raw Green Banana – 1
  • Red Chillies – 2 Nos
  • Coriander seeds – 2 teaspoons
  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Tamarind – Big gooseberry size
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Asafotida powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

Remove the skin from banana and cut it into medium size pieces and put it in water.
Dry fry red chillies, coriander seeds, pepper, fenugreek and powder it coarsely.
Soak tamarind in ¼ cup water and take out thick juice. (Or you can use tamarind paste mixed with ¼ cup water).
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add asafetida powder and curry leaves. Then add banana pieces along with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and stir fry for few minutes. Add tamarind juice and sprinkle two to three handful of water and mix well. Close with lid and cook till the banana is soft. Remove the lid and keep it on low flame till it absorbed all the water and dry. Then sprinkle the ground chilli powder and again stir fry for few more seconds.

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